|Position:||Senior Associate Athletic Director|
A member of Quinnipiac's athletic department since 1978, Bill Mecca is in his 11th year as Senior Associate Athletic Director.
In his present role, Mecca is responsible for all internal operations of the department, including supervision of scheduling, facilities, game officials, game operations and sports medicine.
A 1978 graduate of Niagara University, Mecca earned a bachelors in business administration while playing four years of basketball under long time Utah Jazz president Frank Layden.
A native of Bowie, Md., Mecca has fulfilled a variety of roles in his 34-year tenure at Quinnipiac. For his continued success as a leader in the department of athletics, Mecca was inducted into the Quinnipiac Hall of Fame in 2009.
From 1978-91, he was an assistant men's basketball coach, head men's tennis coach, and assistant director of athletics under the legendary Burt Kahn.
In 1991, Mecca was named head men's basketball coach and served five seasons before being promoted to his current role.
His best season came in 1992-93, when he led the Braves to a 16-13 mark and a berth in the Northeast-10 Tournament championship game.
Mecca also served as interim athletic director from May-August 1995 before current Athletic Director Jack McDonald arrived on campus.
In addition to his administrative duties, Mecca is the founder of the highly successful Quinnipiac Roundball Golf Tournament, which has generated more than $200,000 in contributions to the athletic department over the past 20 years. Mecca also coordinates the Quinnipiac All-Sports Academic Camp and founded the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Quinnipiac.
Mecca also provides radio and television color analysis for the Quinnipiac men's and women's basketball games, as well as the sideline report for men's ice hockey, on AM 1220 WQUN, WCTX-TV and NESN. In 2009, Mecca began a new venture with Quinnipiac as the co-host of the Emmy Nominated "Bobcats Unleashed in HD".
Mecca and his wife, Jeanne, live in North Haven with their two daughters, Christina and Nicole.