Brittain named HC men's volleyball coach

Release Date:
September 21, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

HAMBURG, NY – Charlie Brittain has been named the new head men’s volleyball coach at Hilbert College announced director of athletics, Richard Walsh. He will also serve as the assistant coach with the women’s volleyball program, currently under first-year head coach Tim Clauss.

Brittain comes to Hilbert after spending the last three years as the assistant men’s volleyball coach at Medaille College in Buffalo, NY. Previously he was an assistant coach with the boys’ varsity team at Kenmore West High School.

Brittain graduated from Medaille in 2002 with a BS in Sports Management and a minor in Media Communications. He was a two-year captain for the Mavericks and received Male Athlete of the Year honors his junior year. The former North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) honorable mention selection went on to earn a MS in Sports Administration from Canisius College in 2004.

“Charlie has an excellent background as a Division III student-athlete and coach”, commented Wash. “He understands what it takes to run a solid program. Under his leadership I am confident our men’s volleyball program will be competitive in the near future”.

Brittain also has experience in the area of event management, holding stints at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo State, Medaille, and with the Buffalo Bisons, the class AAA affiliate of Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians.

The Hilbert College men’s volleyball program completed the 2005 season with a disappointing 1-14 record overall. The Hawks compete in the highly competitive NECVA as a member of the Western Division and will resume play in January of 2006.

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.