Veteran Coach and Association Leader
Trainer - Minnesota
Paul has been described by peers as a caring organizational leader, dynamic coach, presenter and optimist. Fostering his athletic ability playing 4 sports through high school, Paul landed at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) to experience a great education, play baseball and begin his coaching career as a graduate assistant baseball coach. Paul brings a wealth of experience to PCA as a veteran coach of boys and girls beginner-to-elite athletes for the last 28 years. As a testament to his coaching versatility, Paul has been a professional alpine ski instructor, was recognized by Minnesota Hockey as a “3M - Coach of Excellence” award winner and by the Minnesota Twins Community Fund as the inaugural “Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Coach of the Year.” As a hockey association leader for 9 years, Paul co-founded “Jacks Pledge,” a nation-wide hockey-safety movement where more than 20,000 hockey players around the world pledged to play safe, smart, hockey. Paul resides in Minneapolis, is a partner in a communications/PR firm, serves as a Physical Activity Leadership (PAL) trainer and mentor for “A World Fit For Kids,” and is the father of two wonderful student athletes.