03 Paul E. Coan '87
03 Paul E. Coan '87
Title: HOF Class of '03

Paul Coan, highly triumphant sprinter in the O'Hara hall pool, will join the Athletic Hall of Fame as a ten-time swimming All-American selection and the current holder of four individual and three relay Academy records. The winner of the 1987 Stedman Trophy, Paul attended the NCAA National Championships each of his four seasons at Kings Point. Letting no time go to waste, Paul immediately made an impact on the Blue and Gray swim program has he set an academy of record that still stands during his rookie season has a member of one of 400 Medley Relay Team (3:36:27) and turned All American honors at the NCAA's in the 50 Free, 100 Free, and 400 Free Relay. As a sophomore, Paul qualified for the 1985 and NCAA Championships where he went on to become a four time All American with top finishes in the 50 Free, 100 Free, and as a member of the 400 and 800 free relay teams. During the same season Paul established new academy records in the 200 free, and as a member of the 400 free relay and he 800 Free Relay. Again, all three of his impressive times are still mounted on the record football pool today. Returning to the water as a senior, Paul again turned All American honors in the 50 Free, 100 Free and 100 Fly at the NCAA Championships. Touching the wall in fifth place in both the 50 Free and 100 Free in 1987 where his top finishes and national level competition. His NCAA time of 21.04 the 50 and regular season time of 45.90 in the 100 are still Academy Records in 2003.