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.