Hofstra taps Delaware D-coordinator to be coach

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Delaware defensive coordinator Dave Cohen was hired as the new coach at Hofstra on Monday.

The 39-year-old Cohen succeeds Joe Gardi, who retired last month after 16 seasons with a school he guided from Division III to a consistent winner in I-AA.

Cohen was a member of Delaware's staff from 1994-98, as linebackers and defensive line coach. He spent three seasons at Fordham before returning to the Blue Hens in 2002.

Gardi, who had a record of 119-62-2 at Hofstra, helped the school jump from Division III to I-AA in 1994.

The Pride reached the I-AA playoffs five times in the last 10 years under Gardi.