Immediate Release July 9, 2004
Contact: David Chauvin (516) 869-7794
Hewitt Returns to Westbury
Basketball Coach of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Paul Hewitt Returns to New Cassel
New Cassel, NY – Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Robert Troiano were on hand today as Paul Hewitt, head coach of the Georgia Tech men's basketball team, came to visit at Martin "Bunky" Reid Park. Coach Hewitt took some time out of his busy recruiting schedule to spend some time with area children, teaching them some of the finer points of basketball.
"It's great to see someone who has achieved a great deal return home to give something back to his community," said Supervisor Kaiman. "Paul Hewitt is an example to us all and a model to these children of what they can do if they put their minds to it."
"I am proud to see what a product of the Westbury school system can accomplish. Paul serves as an example to our children of what they can achieve if they out their minds to it and that you don't have to be a star athlete to succeed," added Councilman Robert Troiano.
Paul Hewitt's Yellow Jackets won second place in the NCAA men's basketball tournament this year. He is also an alumnus of Westbury High School and was Junior Varsity head coach at Westbury High School for three years. He has been recognized as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2000 and the Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2001.