Penn to hire Holy Family's McLaughlin

We have some breaking news here on the blog.

Mel just called me with confirmation that the University of Pennsylvania has hired Holy Family head coach Mike McLaughlin to take over its program.

McLaughlin had been the head coach at Holy Family, a Division II program in Northeast Philadelphia, since 1994, compiling a record of 407-61. That included to the Division II NCAA Tournament in each of the last five seasons.

He succeeds Pat Knapp, who was 48-90 in five seasons at the Palestra, including 28-42 against Ivy League opposition.

I'm sure Mel will be on here later with more information.