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Mee Joins Men's Hoop Staff

Release Date:
October 7, 2005
Contact:
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

Ryan Mee has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at Hilbert College announced fourth-year head coach Rob deGrandpre.  He will assist with all aspects of the program including recruiting, scouting, practice, and game day coaching. 

A 2005 graduate of the University of Rochester with a BS in Economics, Mee was a four-year letter winner for the Yellowjackets helping them reach the NCAA Division III tournament four straight years.  A Dean’s List student at U of R, Mee was part of the 2001-02 Final Four team and in 2004-05 led the Yellowjackets to the National Championship game where they finished runner-up.  The former team captain was an honorable mention University Athletic Association (UAA) selection in 2003-04 and during his four years led the program to an impressive 97-17 record.  Mee finished his collegiate playing career 7th all-time in three-point field goals made at U of R.

Mee played for the Western Region team in the Empire State Games from 2000-2004.  While playing for current Hilbert College coach Rob deGrandpre’s open division team, Mee helped the West to a bronze medal at the 2004 games in Binghamton, NY.

The Hawks are coming off a 10-15 record and open the 2005-06 season at home with an exhibition game on Saturday, November 12 against Centennial College of Canada.  Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 pm at the Hafner Recreation Center. 



Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.