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Know The Coach - Paul Hewitt

June 29, 2009

This summer, each Georgia Tech head coach will be featured in a new series — “Know The Coach.” Each week, a different head coach will be profiled where you can get to know them outside the competition field. Up today is head men’s basketball coach Paul Hewitt.

Week four features men’s basketball head coach Paul Hewitt, whose 2009-10 season will be his 10th on the Flats. Check out what Coach Hewitt has to say, including his first job and bucket list.

Know The Coach…Paul Hewitt

Birthdate: May 4, 1963
Status: Married
College attended: St. John Fisher (graduated in 1985)
What I watch on TV: MSNBC, Fox, CNN, ESPN, State of the Union with John King, O’Reilly Factor, Keith Olbermann, Anderson Cooper 360
What music I listen to: Earl Klugh, David Sanborn, India.arie
What I drive: Ford Explorer
Favorite movie: Five Heartbeats
What I’m reading: The Last Good Season (about the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field)
Web sites I have bookmarked on my computer: Fox Sports, ESPN,,
Superstitions: picking up head-up pennies
Worst habit: driving and talking
On my office walls: Ernie Barnes painting (shirts and skins), John Holston painting, family photos and basketball memorabilia
The one person I’d love to trade places with for a day: Tiger Woods, just to see what it’s like to hit the golf ball like he can
My first job: Burger King on Westbury, Long Island. It lasted 13 minutes because I showed up late from basketball practice. He fired me on the spot.
My favorite meal: Lasagna or curried goat
My favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter
My dream date: my wife, Dawnette
Favorite city to visit: New York City
Favorite sports team growing up: New York Yankees, New York Knicks
My greatest love: my three daughters
My favorite physical attribute: my height
Favorite value in others: charity
My hero: my parents
My bucket list: 1. Visit every major league baseball park, 2. attend Wimbledon
My motto: never let someone do for you what you should do for yourself

Know The Coach
Week 1 (June 8): Swimming & Diving head coach Courtney Hart
Week 2 (June 15): Golf head coach Bruce Heppler
Week 3 (June 22): Volleyball head coach Tonya Johnson

Upcoming Know The Coach Schedule
Week 5 (July 6): Women’s Basketball head coach MaChelle Joseph
Week 6 (July 13): Women’s Track/Cross Country head coach Alan Drosky
Week 7 (July 20): Baseball head coach Danny Hall
Week 8 (July 27): Softball head coach Sharon Perkins
Week 9 (August 3): Football head coach Paul Johnson
Week 10 (August 10): Men’s Track head coach Grover Hinsdale
Week 11 (August 17): Women’s Tennis head coach Bryan Shelton
Week 12 (August 24): Men’s Tennis head coach Kenny Thorne


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