Hewitt elected to board of trustees at alma mater

St. John Fisher College has elected Georgia Tech coach Paul Hewitt to its board of trustees.

He was chosen at the college’s December board meeting.

Hewitt is a 1985 graduate of St. John Fisher, located in Pittsford, N.Y., and was hired as Georgia Tech coach in 2000. In the 10 seasons under his leadership, the team has been to the NCAA tournament five times.

Hewitt has a record of 177-144 at Tech, and his overall record as a college head coach is 243-171.

Off the court, he conducts an annual golf outing and auction to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Hearts Everywhere Reaching Out for Children (H.E.R.O.), which organizes activities and benefits HIV-infected children, and Camp Twin Lakes, an organization that works with children with serious illnesses and special needs.

Hewitt also serves on the board of directors for the Black Coaches Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

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