Hofstra Pride



Hofstra Pride Highlights

General Information

NCAA Division: Division I
Conference: Colonial Athletic Association (2003-present)
City: Hempstead, N.Y.
Stadium: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex


  • NCAA Tournaments: 5 (1976, 1977, 2000, 2001, 2020)
  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Tournament Titles: 6 (1976, 1977, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2020)
  • Conference Regular Season Titles: 9 (1977, 1983, 1990, 1992, 2000, 2001, 2016, 2019, 2020)

Past Conferences:

  • East Coast
  • America East

Team History

The Hofstra Pride is a Division I team located in Hempstead, N.Y. Hofstra currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association and is coached by alum Craig “Speedy” Claxton, a star point guard for the program in the late 1990s. A fixture in the school’s record books, Claxton scored more than 2,000 points and totaled a program-best 660 assists and 228 steals as a collegian before the Philadelphia 76ers selected him 20th overall in the 2000 NBA Draft. His number (10) has been retired by the school.

In his eight-year professional career, Claxton’s best season came in 2005, when he averaged 13.1 points, 6.2 assists, and 1.9 steals for the Golden State Warriors. He was a reserve on the San Antonio Spurs’ 2003 championship team. Following his playing career, Claxton spent three seasons as a scout with the Warriors before returning to his alma mater in 2013 as a special assistant to Joe Mihalich. He was elevated to assistant coach in 2014 and replaced Mihalich in 2021.

The Long Island-based school is 0-4 all-time in the NCAA Tournament. While Hofstra was ticketed to return to the Big Dance in 2020 as the CAA Tournament champion, the event was ultimately canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, the wait to return to college basketball’s biggest stage remains for Pride. Hofstra previously made the tournament in 1976, 1977 and 2000, when Claxton was named America East Player of the Year for the second time. Hofstra has also appeared in the National Invitational Tournament six times, most recently in 2019. Their combined record is 2-6.

The Pride entered the 2022 season with favorable odds, as they were picked second in the CAA preseason poll behind Towson. Much of that optimism can be attributed to the return of Preseason Player of the Year Aaron Estrada. The former St. Peter’s and Oregon guard led the CAA in scoring (18.5 points per game) last season.

All-Time Records

Points Scored

o Charles Jenkins: 2,513
o Justin Wright-Foreman: 2,327
o Antoine Agudio: 2,276


o Bill Thieben: 1,837
o Rokas Gustys: 1,305
o John Irving: 1,186


o Speedy Claxton: 660
o Robby Weingard: 606
o Darius Burton: 560


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