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 Association.
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 tennis coach. 
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".