Paul Paynter's Coaching Experience

Paul taught science and physical education, and coached track, cross country, strength & conditioning, and swimming since 1988.  He devoted eight years teaching and coaching high school student-athletes, including seven years in High School District 214; five years were at Prospect High School. His athletes perenially made IHSA State Championships with medalists each year.

Paul's college experience includes NCAA DI- University of Wisconsin-Madison; assistant strength & conditioning coach for men's track and women's rowing, NCAA DII- Adams State College; graduate assistant coach track and cross country, and NCAA DIII-Concordia University Wisconsin; director of athletic performance (13 sports), head men's and women's track and cross country coach, and physical education adjunct faculty.  He has coached numerous regional and national qualifiers, as well as several medalists, NCAA All-Americans, and two national champions (NCAA Track & Field and USA Weightlifting), one who was an Olympic trials qualifier.

Paul has also taught Olympic style weightlifting and power lifting, as well as other physical education courses, including SPARQ courses at Harper College in Palatine.  Paul was the head coach of Harper College's nationally (NJCAA DIII) ranked cross country team, as well as assistant coach of the track & field team (National Champions 2009) from 2008-2011.  Paul was four times named Coach of the Year at the junior college and college levels.