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Athletic Hall of Fame

Paul McKee

Paul McKee

  • Assistant coach with football, basketball, and baseball (1949-54) as well as freshman and junior varsity teams in basketball and baseball
  • Originally enrolled at Syracuse University in September, 1941 for football and baseball (illness forced him away from basketball)
  • Volunteered for U.S. Marine Corp Reserve in June, 1942
  • Called to active duty in July, 1943 and sent to V-12 Program at Rochester where he played football for Dud DeGroot and basketball for Lou Alexander, Sr.
  • Credits much of his development to Lysle "Spike" Garnish, assistant coach in basketball and football as well as trainer
  • Named All-Upstate NY football in 1943 and won the University's Alcott Neary Award that year as Most Improved Basketball Player
  • Earned an A.B. in Education from Syracuse in 1948 and an M.A. in 1954
  • Numerous coaching assignments on the scholastic and collegiate levels after leaving the University ranks in 1954
  • Director of Physical Education and Athletics at Rush-Henrietta High School, 1968-85
  • Retired from coaching football in 1972