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Coaching Carousel: Fairleigh Dickinson to Hire UMass Lowell's Greg Herenda

Fairleigh Dickinson finally gets their man and leaves Division I's newest team scrambling for a head coach at the same time.

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Fairleigh Dickinson finally has their replacement for Greg "Shoes" Vetrone, who was fired in late February from the Knights. UMass Lowell head coach Greg Herenda will be introduced as the new head man of the Knights on Friday at 10:30 AM.

Herenda has spent the past five seasons at UMass Lowell leading the Riverhawks to a 95-54 mark and four NCAA tournament appearances. The Riverhawks are set to jump to Division I and the America East Conference next season, and now find themselves without a head coach.

Prior to his time at Lowell, Herenda was the head coach at Cabrini and Elgin Community College. He was also an assistant at East Carolina, Yale, Seton Hall, and Holy Cross.

Vetrone was fired at FDU after a 7-24 season and a 2-16 mark in the Northeast Conference. He was 26-95 at FDU over his four year tenure. Things went especially sour this season when the Knights' best player, Kinu Rochford, quit the team in a middle of a timeout in a late February game versus Robert Morris.

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