Paul Verska

      DeLaSalle Collegiate High School, Warren

Paul Verska enters the Michigan High School Coaches Hall of Fame with 44 years of experience as a head coach and 4 as an athletic director. As a head football coach, Verska boasts an overall 218-174-1 record and a multitude of championship teams including 15 State playoff appearances, 8 district championships, 5 regional championships, 3 state runner ups and 1 state championship. In addition, he has numerous accolades including being inducted into the Michigan Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 2001, Catholic League Hall of Fame in 2008, Ann Arbor Huron Hall of Fame in 2014 and multiple coach of the year honors. Paul has also spent time coaching track and as Athletic Director of Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard.

     Paul has coached at several schools, small and large, private and public. Additionally, he has served as a Youth Minister and Committee member for DeLasalle Christian Brothers. Paul has been involved in sports throughout his lifetime playing in high school and for Central Michigan University.

     Verska has a love for the game of football that has been demonstrated throughout his career. He has a passion for teaching and coaching that permeates those who surround him. He is described as having a gift for turning around programs using his “classic bulldog nature,” dedication, loyalty and preparation. Although he retired in 2015, Verska remains present via the numerous colleagues, assistants, players, students he has influenced and programs he has dedicated his life to.







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