|Sport(s)||Football, basketball, baseball, tennis|
|Born||March 18, 1909|
|Died||September 4, 1992 (aged 83)|
South Holland, Illinois
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
3 NWC (1949, 1951–1952)
Paul Stagg (March 18, 1909 – September 4, 1992) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Moravian College (1934–1936), Springfield College (1937–1940), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1941–1946), and Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon (1946–1960), compiling a career college football record of 94–99–12. Stagg played football as a quarterback at the University of Chicago, where his father, Amos Alonzo Stagg, was the head coach. He was an assistant coach under his father at Chicago in the fall of 1932 before graduating in December with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in geography. He followed the elder Stagg in 1933 to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where he served as an assistant coach for a season before taking the head coaching job at Moravian. Paul Stagg returned to the University of the Pacific in 1961 as director of physical education and intercollegiate athletics, a capacity in which he served until 1967.
Stagg's older brother, Amos Jr., also played quarterback at Chicago under their father and was a later the head football coach at Susquehanna University. The two brothers coached against one another twice. In 1935, Amos Jr.'s Susquehanna Crusaders and Paul's Moravian Greyhounds played to a 0–0 tie in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The following year, Moravian beat Susquehanna, 26–16, in Selinsgrove.
Marriage and graduate study[edit | edit source]
Stagg was married on August 13, 1934 to Virginia Russell in Chicago. He received a Master of Arts degree in physical education from Columbia University that June. In the spring of 1947, he received a PhD in physical education from New York University.
Head coaching record[edit | edit source]
Football[edit | edit source]
|Moravian Greyhounds () (1934–1936)|
|Springfield Gymnasts () (1937–1940)|
|Worcester Tech (WPI) Engineers () (1941–1946)|
|Pacific Boxers (Northwest Conference) (1947–1960)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game.|
References[edit | edit source]
- Marsh, Tim; Schmidt, Ray (2003). "Another Stagg". College Football Historical Society Newsletter (LA 84 Foundation) 16 (4). http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv16/CFHSNv16n4a.pdf. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
- "Paul Stagg is Pacific Sports Boss". Lodi News-Sentinel. February 15, 1961. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=j6gzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=iu4HAAAAIBAJ&pg=6955,3095819. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
- "Stagg Resigns at Pacific's Athletic Boss". Lodi News-Sentinel. December 21, 1966. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=N2gzAAAAIBAJ&sjid=pzIHAAAAIBAJ&pg=3923,7077373&. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
- Campbell, Jim (1994). "Like Father, Like Son". College Football Historical Society Newsletter (LA 84 Foundation) 8 (1). http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/CFHSN/CFHSNv08/CFHSNv08n1c.pdf. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
- "Moravian's Late Drive Subdues Susquehanna". The New York Times. Associated Press. October 4, 1936. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1936/10/04/85217203.pdf. Retrieved October 25, 2010.
- "Stagg–Russell". The New York Times. August 16, 1934. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1934/08/16/95055344.pdf. Retrieved October 26, 2010.
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