Dotolo, the 12th baseball coach in Hofstra history, took over the reigns of the program when the Pride joined the competitive Colonial Athletic Association in 2002. He completed his seventh season in 2008 with a 19-36 season record and a 7-23 mark in the CAA. In his seven seasons, Dotolo posted a 125-244-1 record. He is just the third Hofstra coach to win 100 games for the Pride, a feat he accomplished with a 10-9 win over James Madison on April 21, 2007, joining Jack Smith (179 wins) and Rich Martin (127 wins).
Dotolo brought an extensive baseball background to the Pride. He had been an assistant coach for seven years, including five on the Division I level, and also played four seasons of professional baseball. Before accepting the Hofstra position he spent two seasons as an assistant coach at St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York. Before arriving at St. John’s, Dotolo spent four years (1995-99) as an assistant coach at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. In addition to his Division I coaching experience, Dotolo served as an assistant coach for one season (1994-95) at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and for one season (1995) at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the coaching ranks, Dotolo played four seasons (1991-94) in the San Francisco Giants (MLB) organization, finishing his career in the Pacific Coast League (AAA) with the Phoenix Firebirds in 1994.