Hewitt Relieved Of Coaching Duties at Georgia Tech

March 12, 2011

ATLANTA (RamblinWreck.com) - Head men's basketball coach Paul Hewitt has been relieved of his duties after 11 seasons at Georgia Tech.

The announcement came today from Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich, who said that a national search for Hewitt's replacement would begin immediately.

Hewitt's team concluded the 2010-11 season Thursday night with a 59-43 loss to Virginia Tech in the opening round of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The Yellow Jackets finished 13-18 overall, 5-11 in the ACC.

Hewitt, who took over for Bobby Cremins prior to the 2000-01 season, produced a record of 190-162 in 11 seasons with the Yellow Jackets. His overall career coaching record stands at 256-189 in 14 seasons.

The 12th head coach in Georgia Tech history, Hewitt led Georgia Tech to five NCAA Tournament appearances including the Final Four in 2004. He was the ACC Coach of the Year in 2004 and the Black Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 2004.