May 4, 2010
Pittsford, N.Y. – Georgia Tech head basketball coach Paul Hewitt, class of ’85 at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y., will receive an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the College and will be the commencement speaker Saturday.
St. John Fisher College will graduate approximately 750 undergraduate and 350 graduate students at its 56th Commencement on Saturday, May 8, 2010.
At Fisher, Hewitt earned his bachelor’s degree in communication/journalism and economics. On the court, he was a four-year letter winner and served as the Cardinals’ captain in his senior year. In his ten seasons at Georgia Tech, Hewitt has taken the team to the NCAA Tournament five times, once, in 2004, leading the team to a runner-up finish in the championship game.
Hewitt has been the head basketball coach at Georgia Tech for the past 10 years, leading the Yellow Jackets to five NCAA Tournaments and 177 victories. Tech finished the past season 23-13 overall, advanced to the championship game of the ACC Tournament and the second round of the NCAA Tournament.