Did I really say his job was safe, despite this? Guess not.
Hofstra was, shall we say, curt about the resignation.
Here's the full press release:
Tim Welsh today tendered his resignation as the Hofstra University men's basketball coach. The University accepted the resignation in the best interests of the University and of the men's basketball program.
That's not quite 140 characters to tweet a firing/resignation, but with a little work it could have been.
Welsh seemed to be itching to get back into coaching after being fired from Providence, but he did two years of TV analyst work. Welsh was hired after Tom Pecora left for Fordham. Hofstra took Welsh's DWI very seriously, suspending him without pay at first while they reviewed the matter over the weekend. All indications were that he was forced to resign by Hofstra. After initially pleading not guilty, he will apparently plead guilty Tuesday.
This will very likely make it difficult for him to be working anywhere related to college basketball this coming season. His resignation comes rather late to get back into coaching even as an assistant. And it's very unlikely that any program would be willing to move quickly on hiring him. Nor is it likely any TV network is going to be eager to have him doing color commentary right away after this.