Welsh quits Hofstra hoops post following arrest

(AP) - Hofstra basketball coach Tim Welsh has resigned three days after he was charged with drunken driving.

The resignation was announced by the school Monday. Welsh was hired in March to a $3 million contract and suspended by Hofstra on Friday. The school accepted the resignation "in the best interests of the university and of the men's basketball program."

Welsh was arrested Friday morning after Nassau County police found him stopped at a green light on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown. Police say his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. Welsh pleaded not guilty at his arraignment. His court date was adjourned today to June 1.

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