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NCAA DIVISION 1 MENS BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Georgia Tech head basketball coach Paul Hewitt gives instructions to his players in the first half against Nevada in their NCAA Regional game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on March 26, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Paul Harrington Hewitt (born May 4, 1963 in Kingston, Jamaica) is an American college basketball coach at George Mason University and most notably the former head coach at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He grew up in Westbury, New York.

After playing at St. John Fisher College, Hewitt coached the Siena College men's college basketball team for 3 years, from 1998 to 2000. He led Siena to their first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title game appearance, and coached Siena into the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship tournament.

Hewitt was head coach of the Georgia Tech men's college basketball team from 2000 to 2011. During the 2004 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, he led them to the championship game against Connecticut. In 2005 he signed a contract extension that automatically rolls over every April, giving him a new 6-year contract. On March 12, 2011, he was fired from his head coaching position at Georgia Tech with a $7.2 million buyout.

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