deGrandpre Adds Zalacca to Coaching Staff

Release Date:
September 18, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Hilbert College men’s basketball coach Rob deGrandpre has named Jeremy Zalacca assistant men’s basketball coach. Zalacca will assist will all facets of the Hawks’ program.
Zalacca comes to Hilbert after spending the 2008-09 season as the boys modified basketball coach at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, New York. He previously spent time working for ESPN in Bristol, Connecticut where he oversaw live stats for broadcast on 
As a member of the men’s basketball team at St. John Fisher College, Zalacca helped the Cardinals to Empire 8 conference championships and NCAA Division III tournament appearances in 2003-04, 2004-05. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management in 2007.
Zalacca has coached at summer basketball camps at St. John Fisher, Rochester Institute of Technology, Potsdam State, Colgate University, and at the Greg Koubek camp in Albany, New York. 

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.