PAUL JONES
SPORTS LEAGUE DIRECTOR

After graduating from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, Kansas in 1978 as a star track athlete, Paul earned a full-ride track scholarship to Cloud Community College in Concordia, Kansas. After completing his studies and continuing to be a top sprinter, he received his two-year associate's degree in business.  After graduating from Cloud, he again earned a full-ride, athletic scholarship to study and compete in track as a "Razorback," for the University of Arkansas (U of A) in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  He excelled immensely while running for Arkansas and was a member of two indoor and two outdoor NCAA championship teams.  He was also a member of two collegiate world-record relay teams.  As a result of his athletic accomplishments, Paul qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympics, which unfortunately was the year the U.S.boycotted them.  In 1983, he graduated from the U of A with his Bachelor of Science degree in education.    After leaving Arkansas, he returned to Kansas City, Kansas and accepted a teaching position at Coronado Middle School.  Paul taught for two years before going to work for the Fire Department, after earning a degree in fire science from Kansas City Kansas Community College.  On the days that he's not working as a firefighter, he is substitute teaches for the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools and has for over 30 years.  In addition, he coached for Kansas City Kansas Community College for ten years.  Paul has coached both cross-country and track for his high school alma mater, Wyandotte, and has for the last 15 years.

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