Hofstra men's head coach Richard Nuttall
won his 300th career victory when the Pride beat Columbia, 3-1, in non-conference play.
Nuttall, who began coaching at Hofstra in 1989, became the 22nd active Division I men's head coach to achieve 300 victories and is just the 60th Division I head coach all-time to win at least 300 games.
Nuttall came from England in the 1980s and began coaching on Long Island. He played for the Long Island Rough Riders along with players like Tony Meola
, Jim Rooney
, Chris Armas
and Giovanni Savarese
when they won the 1995 USISL championship.
In the win over Columbia, Ryan Carmichael
, Stefan Mason
and George O'Malley
scored for Hofstra, which improved to 10-1-0, its best-ever start to a season. Later in the week, the Pride played to a 1-1 tie at Charleston that snapped its winning streak at seven consecutive games.
Carmichael also scored against Charleston to give a team-leading 10 goals and eight in the last five games.
Hofstra is 3-1-1 in CAA play, tied with Elon for second place behind James Madison, which is 4-0-0.