FDU does not renew contract of Women’s Basketball Coach Peter Cinella

Fairleigh Dickinson University Director of Athletics Bradford Hurlbut announced a change in the leadership of the women’s basketball program as head coach Peter Cinella’s contract will not be renewed.

“We would like to thank Coach Cinella for his hard work and dedication to the FDU women’s basketball program and our University. Throughout his 12 seasons at the helm, Pete always focused on the best interest of his student-athletes and worked hard to lead them to success on and off of the court. We appreciate all of his contributions to our program and wish he and his family the best in all their future endeavors.”

Cinella arrived in Hackensack in 2007 as the sixth head coach in program history. Across his 12 seasons, Cinella led the Knights to nine Northeast Conference Tournament appearances and finishes his tenure with a 126-234 (.350) overall record.

“I would like to thank Fairleigh Dickinson University for giving me the opportunity to lead this program for the last 12 years,” said Cinella. “I would especially like to thank all of my assistant coaches and all the former and current players that have played for me.”

The Western New England College alumnus came to FDU after serving as head women’s basketball coach at NCAA Division II program, American International College (AIC) from 1994-06.

A national search for Cinella’s successor will begin immediately.


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