April 29, 2013
Senior Associate Athletic Director Billy Mecca Granted Honorary Lifetime Membership In Quinnipiac Alumni Association
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Quinnipiac University Alumni
Association National Board of Governors presented Quinnipiac
University’s senior associate athletic director, Billy Mecca,
with honorary lifetime membership in the Alumni Association. The
granting of honorary membership recognizes an individual’s
long-standing service and dedication to Quinnipiac University and
their tremendous personal impact on Quinnipiac alumni.
Alumni Association President Jim Totten ’87, read a
proclamation outlining the highlights of Mecca’s 35 years of
accomplishments at Quinnipiac before he and Quinnipiac University
President John L. Lahey presented Mecca with a framed Alumni
Association honorary membership certificate and an official Alumni
Association membership card.
Mecca joins Dr. Lahey as only the second non-graduate to be
granted honorary lifetime membership in the Alumni
A member of Quinnipiac's athletic department since 1978, Mecca
is currently in his 11th year as the department's senior associate
athletic director. A member of the Quinnipiac Athletics Hall of
Fame, Mecca has served as the head men's basketball and head men's
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.
In this current role, Mecca oversees all internal operations
of the department, including supervision of scheduling, facilities,
game officials, game operations and sports medicine.
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".