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Welcome back to the Trentonian's Full-Court Press blog. Yes, we're still alive, and with the 2015-16 season rapidly approaching, it's time to fire up the old blog for another season. Check back here throughout the year for updates on all things Rider and Princeton, including coverage of both the MAAC and Ivy League. Feel free to drop me a line on twitter @kj_franko ( or email

Monday, April 7, 2008

Coaching in North Jersey

If Tim O'Toole is going to get back into the college coaching mix, it won't be this year at NJIT. 
The Highlanders, coming off the worst season in NCAA history, have hired former Rider and Columbia assistant Jim Engles to take over their program, according to the Associated Press. 
Engles was Don Harnum's top assistant in Lawrenceville for six years, before joining the staff at Columbia. The Lions went 14-15 this year and 7-7 in the Ivy League. 
O'Toole, who coached at Fairfield from 1998-2006 and is now a studio analyst for Sportsnet New York, had been among the other candidates. 
While one school that plays its home games in Newark is bringing in a new coach, the other school that calls Newark its basketball home -- Seton Hall -- is reportedly considering firing one. 
The New York Post reported that Bobby Golzalez could be on his way out, though Seton Hall athletic director Joe Quinlan says the former Manhattan coach (and MAAC Coach of the Year) isn't going anywhere. 


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