Athens Athletic Hall of Fame: Paul Brown

December 11th, 2013 | By Lindsey Ebert No Comments


Coach Paul Brown played just about every sport throughout his life, and even tried out for a professional baseball team, making it into the last round of tryouts.  Where he really left his mark, though, is in the hearts of countless young athletes.

Coach Brown has always found joy in doing for others as well as teaching young kids to “discipline themselves spiritually, physically and mentally.”  Coach Brown helped build Athens’ Little League’s and American Legion’s baseball reputation as a state powerhouse.  One of his most important lessons to his athletes, though, was that there was more to life than sports.

He later became coach of the local American Legion team, leading many successful athletes.  Alongside his wife, Ann, he made a point to encourage his athletes spiritually.  He is also involved with the homeless shelter and Healing Place.  “All you have left when you leave this world is what you have done for others,” said Coach Brown.  For his endless service to the Athens community, Coach Brown is a deserving inductee to the Athens Athletic Hall of Fame.

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