Hudson Valley Names New Coaches
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, June 4, 2002
Hudson Valley Community College Athletics Director
Drew Marrochello announced today the hiring of three new coaches. Matt Alvey
of Troy was named head hockey coach. John Meehan of Poestenkill, who
serves as head coach of Hudson Valley's men's soccer team, was given the
additional responsibility of coaching the college's lacrosse team. And Sandy
Wimmer of Troy was named head coach of the women's tennis team.
Alvey will take over for Ron Kuhl, who led Hudson
Valley to the 2001 national junior college title. Alvey played college hockey at
Lake Superior State University, where he was a member of the 1994 squad that won
the NCAA Division I national title. A defenseman, he was a second-round draft
pick of the NHL's Boston Bruins in 1993, and he played five years of
"We're excited to put a coach of Matt Alvey's
caliber in charge of our hockey program," Marrochello said. "He should pick up
right where Ron Kuhl left off. Throughout his playing career, he's been exposed
to some great coaches, and our players should benefit from his experiences."
Meehan was recently named Coach of the Year at
Hudson Valley for the 2001-02 academic year. He led Hudson Valley's soccer team
to a No. 5 national ranking and 13-4 record, garnering him Mountain Valley
Conference Coach of the Year and Region III Coach of the Year honors. After
fulfilling his soccer obligations, he took over coaching Hudson Valley's
lacrosse team in mid-season, guiding the team to two of its three wins.
"John Meehan is a proven winner," Marrochello said.
"He gets players to come together as a team, and they always enjoy playing for
Wimmer is a full-time member of Hudson Valley's
physical education staff. A former supervisor of athletics and recreation at the
college, she now teaches physical education classes. She has received the "Who's
Who in Teaching" award.
"Sandy Wimmer has been a valuable member of the
athletic and physical education departments for 15 years now," Marrochello said.
"She will bring stability to our tennis program."