Al Paul

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Al Paul
Biographical details
Bornc. 1926
DiedJuly 28, 2014 (aged 88)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1951–1959Hofstra (line)
1960–1973Columbia (assistant)
1947–1948Western Maryland
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
Head coaching record

Al Paul (c. 1926 – July 28, 2014) was an American college athlete, football and lacrosse coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the athletic director at Columbia University from 1974 to 1991.[1] A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Paul attended Western Maryland College—now known as McDaniel College—where he played football, basketball, and lacrosse. While an undergraduate, he also served as the school's head lacrosse coach, in 1947 and 1948.[2] Paul died at the age of 88 on July 28, 2014, at his home in Maryland.[3]


  1. ^ Blum, Ronald (June 29, 1991). "Columbia's Athletic Director Bows Out". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  2. ^ "Al Paul Succeeds Mancha As Assistant Grid Coach". Columbia Daily Spectator. January 6, 1960. p. 3. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "Former Athletics Director Al Paul Passes Away". Columbia University. July 30, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2016.