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Hudson Valley Community College Appoints Assistant Director of Athletics \"Photo

CONTACT: Kristan M. Pelletier, (518) 629-7328
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, July 27 2009

R. Sean Coffey
Hudson Valley Community College has announced the selection of R. Sean Coffey as the college's new assistant director of athletics.

Coffey returns to Hudson Valley after a two-year tenure as an assistant coach for the men's basketball team from 2006-08. During that time, the Vikings compiled a win-loss record of 51-10, including a 30-1 season in 2007-08. While working with the basketball program, Coffey completed a master's degree in college student service administration from The College of St. Rose. As part of this program, he also worked in Siena College's athletic department in academic advisement.

He most recently held the position of basketball player development officer and coach for the Claregalway Basketball Club in Ireland during the 2008-2009 season. During his tenure, he worked with players of all ages from 10 year old boys and girls to senior level men's and women's teams.

Coffey also played basketball professionally in Ireland for the Limerick Lions of the Irish Superleague in the 2008-09 season. As a member of the Lions, Coffey led the team in scoring and led the league in three-point field goals made. He was selected to the league's All-Import team and recognized by as an All-league performer.

"I want to thank Ms. Pelletier and the administration for giving me this incredible opportunity. I am thrilled to be back at Hudson Valley Community College as an administrator. I was able to grow as an individual during my previous stint here and I look forward to working with the school's phenomenal administration, coaches and the student-athletes. I will work my hardest to give the student-athletes the best chance to succeed athletically and academically in order to prepare for life after college," Coffey said.

As part of Coffey's duties, he will oversee all sports information responsibilities, including creating press releases, compiling game statistics and marketing the college's 16 NJCAA programs. He also will serve as the athletic department liaison for facility rentals, coordinate the internal scheduling of athletic events and assist in all facets of the daily operations of the athletic department.

Coffey, a native of New Paltz, was a two-year captain of the men's basketball team at Oneonta State. In 2005-06, he led the Red Dragons in scoring and was an All-SUNYAC performer. He won the G. Hal Chase Memorial Award for his dedication and contributions to the Oneonta basketball program and was named MVP of the 2005-06 team. Coffey was also a member of the SUNYAC All-Academic team from 2004-2006. He currently resides in East Greenbush and is working towards becoming a certified strength and conditioning specialist.