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Since its founding in 1935, Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, New York, has built a strong reputation in the collegiate sports world. Thousands of athletes have represented one of Long Island's finest private universities, winning countless championships and helping to create a foundation of history that is remembered today. Hofstra Athletics strings together a pictorial history of the school's well-known coaches and athletes, championship teams, and players who made it on the professional level.
About the Author
Chris R. Vaccaro, an award-winning journalist from Long Island, is the author of four previous books on Long Island sports history and has written for more than 100 publications nationwide. He is an editor with AOL's Patch.com, an alumnus and adjunct journalism professor at Hofstra University, and a board member for the Press Club of Long Island. Craig "Speedy" Claxton, one of the most prolific athletes to attend Hofstra, was selected in the first round of the NBA draft in 2000 and spent ten seasons in the league. He led the Pride to a NCAA tournament appearance, was inducted into the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011, and had his No. 10 jersey number retired.