deGrandpre adds Mahanna to HC basketball staff

Release Date:
October 10, 2007
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College head men’s basketball coach Rob deGrandpre has announced the addition of Ryan Mahanna to the Hawks coaching staff. Mahanna will assist with all facets of the men’s program and will start his duties effective immediately.

Mahanna comes to Hilbert after serving as the junior varsity boys basketball coach at Clinton High School from 2005-2007. Previously he served a two-year stint as the Warriors modified coach. Mahanna also spent two years coaching in the Tri-Valley Thrill AAU program.

Active in the summer camp circuit, Mahanna has coached at a number of summer basketball camps including those at Hamilton College, University of Rochester, and Clinton High School.

Mahanna graduated in 2005 from Hamilton College with a degree in sociology and a minor in education. He spent two years playing guard for the Continentals junior varsity basketball team where he served as team captain. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in student personnel administration from Buffalo State.

Mahanna resides in Buffalo, NY.

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.