College of Health and Human Performance

Paul Cash (BSPE ’76)

Lifelong coach and educator

Paul Cash (BSPE ’76)

Paul Cash taught science, health, physical education, nutrition and exercise and coached numerous sports for 37 years. He wrote the proposals and developed the curriculum for the exercise and nutrition classes. As the junior high health & physical education department chairman, Cash implemented numerous student extracurricular fitness programs including “The Fitness Challenge,” “Open Gym” and an elementary fitness club.

His volunteer work included coaching many little league sports, Boy Scout camps, Walk Against Drugs and community fundraisers. Cash won numerous volunteer community awards including American Lung Association Volunteer of the Year and the Community Builder Award.

When Cash took over the Prince George High School boys and girls tennis teams they had losing records and neither team had won a district title. He started a recreation tennis program with free lessons, clinics and open court instruction. His teams won more district titles than all other eight schools combined. Their combined record was 643-138 making him Virginia’s winningest tennis coach in career victories. Thirty-five of his players played collegiate tennis.

He won numerous coach of the year awards including district, region, state, and Mid-Atlantic, and he was a finalist for National Coach of the Year. The new, eight-court tennis complex at Prince George High School is named and dedicated as “Cash’s Courts.”

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