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- 1965 NCAA National Champion
- Competitive Team Coach
- First-Aid Certified
- CPR Certified
- Business Boot Camp Certified
Paul has been involved in gymnastics since the day his mother dropped him off at the local YMCA. Paul was supposed to attend a judo class, but his mother’s scheduling mistake led to a lifelong passion for the sport of gymnastics. As a gymnast at Berkeley High School, he won the State All-Around Title in 1963 and 1964, while his team won the State Team Championship three years in a row. From there he attended Southern Illinois University on a full gymnastics scholarship. While there he won two national championships on vault and pommel horse and became a five time All-American. Southern Illinois won the NCAA Division One National Championship in 1966 and 1967 and finished second in 1968. In his senior year Paul qualified for the Olympic try- outs, but was unable to compete due to a serious back injury.
Paul recovered from his injury and went on to become a master instructor and lecturer at gymnastics clinics across the United States and wrote an article that was published in International Gymnast Magazine. Paul complimented his bachelor’s degree in physical education and safety education with a Master’s degree in physical education from Ball State University. Paul used his education to coach at multiple high schools and universities that lead to his position as a tenured instructor of physical education and head gymnastics coach at Ball State University. Paul also owned and ran Muncie Gymnastics Skool, Inc., which had recreational classes for children ages 3 to 18, and a championship winning competitive team.
Paul and his family moved to California in the early 1980’s. Paul was head coach at a gym in Turlock and later Sacramento. He also taught a course titled Theory and Analysis of Gymnastics for Upper Division physical education majors, gymnastics, weight training and jogging at California State University at Stanislaus.
In 1989 Paul started Gymnastics Unlimited, Inc. There are two Gymnastics Unlimited locations at present with a combined total of 1400 students, and Paul coaches at both locations. Paul enjoys coaching the competitive team, but also spends time training his staff, developing new teaching concepts, and managing the business.
In his free time Paul enjoys his family and saves an evening most weeks to enjoy his wife’s company. He also is an avid joke teller and plays poker to relax. You might see him at a Lady Gaga concert or on a river rafting trip through the Grand Canyon.