SYRACUSE, NY. – September 18, 2012 – The Onondaga Community College men’s basketball program has announced the addition of two new assistant coaches. Mitchell Howe (SUNY Potsdam / Fayetteville) and John Meehan (Southern Connecticut State University / Baldwinsville) join the Lazers’ staff for the 2012-2013 season. They join Johnny Davis (SUNY Cortland / DeWitt), who is entering his 11th season as an assistant under 13th year Onondaga head coach David Pasiak (Clarkson University / Waterville).
Howe is a 2012 graduate from SUNY Potsdam. After an injury prematurely ended his playing career with the Bears, he served as an assistant under head coach Sherry Dobbs the past two seasons. Prior to enrolling at Potsdam, Howe was a standout player at Jamesville-DeWitt High School, and was the captain of the Red Rams’ 2008 New York State Championship team.
Meehan is starting his second stint as an assistant with the Lazers, having served as a volunteer assistant from 2003 to 2006. He has 37 total years of coaching experience, including 10 years as a collegiate head coach at SUNY Oswego and the Altoona campus of Pennsylvania State University. He was also the varsity basketball coach at Onteora High School in Boiceville, NY, and Fayetteville-Manlius High School in Manlius, NY, and retired from his position as a physical education teacher at Fayetteville-Manlius in 2010.
Howe and Meehan fill the staff positions previously held by Daniel Marsella and Zachary Thomsen. Marsella will continue to work with the Lazers on a limited basis as a volunteer assistant, while Thomsen has accepted a position as the graduate assistant coach under head coach Steve Evans at NCAA Division II LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY.
Onondaga will look to extend its streak of 12 consecutive post-season appearances in 2012-2013. Last year, the Lazers finished 17-14 and advanced to the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship game and the NJCAA Region 3 quarter-finals. Onondaga will open the 2012-2013 season on November 3, at Lehigh Carbon Community College.
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