Year Inducted – 2018
Paul was born in Baltimore, MD on July 5, 1938. After one year in Baltimore, his family moved to Euclid where he has lived ever since. He attended Euclid High School, graduating in 1956.
After working one year in the Euclid Recreation Department, his baseball coach, Neal Nelson, worked hard to get him a scholarship to Kent State University. Neal, the most influential person in his life, knew this was the only way he could have attended college as he came from a poor family that definitely couldn’t have afforded to pay his way to college.
Paul graduated from Kent in 1962 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. After graduation and a year of professional baseball, he was fortunate enough to get a mathematics teaching job at the junior high school that he had attended – Shore Junior High.
This gave Paul a chance to work with Donald Mills, his junior high math teacher. He was the one who inspired Paul to become a math teacher. After spending 10 great years at Shore, he moved his classroom to the high school. From 1972-1976, he was lucky enough to be the assistant coach to GABHOF member, Bob Addis.
In 1977, Paul became the head baseball coach at my alma mater, a position he held until he retired in 1993. In 1972, he also took over the men’s softball program for the Euclid Recreation Department, a position he holds to this day. Along the way, he picked up the men’s basketball league and the men’s, women’s, and co-ed volleyball leagues.