Rod Strickland was hired as the new men's head basketball coach of Long Island University on Thursday.

Strickland, who replaces Derek Kellogg, was serving as the program director of the G League Ignite.

"I am appreciative to Long Island University for the opportunity to become a head coach at home, in New York City," announced Strickland in a statement. "The Sharks are going to be a competing program for top athletes who not only want to take their game to the next level but prepare for success."

Strickland has previous assistant coaching experience at South Florida.