Photo of Paul McCoy

Paul McCoyPaul McCoy

Photo of Paul McCoy
School: Grant Graduation Year: 2008

Year Inducted: 2019

Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Track and Field

High School Honors: 3 Football letters. 1st Team All-PIL as Junior and Senior as a Wide Receiver and Defensive Back, 2nd Team as Sophomore; 1st Team All-State as Senior DB and 2nd Team as Junior DB. PIL Championship teams as Junior and Senior.
3 Basketball letters. 1st Team All-PIL as Junior and Senior, 1st Team All-State as Senior. On 2008 State Championship Team.
3 Track & Field letters. On State Championship 4×100 Relay Team as Junior and Senior.

Post High School Career: Basketball at Southern Methodist University, first Freshman in history to lead SMU scoring; Conference USA All-Freshman Team. St. Mary’s College 3 years, conference champions 2012, twice in NCAA nationals; earned Degree in Communications. Played on the American Samoa National Basketball Team in the South Pacific Games 2015; Professional Basketball in Australia 2016. Sport/skill performance trainer, anticipates more Pro Basketball overseas.

Commentary:

I would like to thank God for blessing me with the ability to compete and talent to show case my passion for sports throughout my athletic career. I am grateful for my parents, Maria Faiai (mother), Paul McCoy (father). who spent their time, money and energy on me, allowing me to play the sports the loved. I would also like to give a shout out to all coaches throughout my career and a special shout out to my Uncle Willie for always being at my sporting events supporting and cheering me on, game after game no matter the location no matter the time.

Here’s advice for an up and coming athlete: "have a vision on what you want to accomplish, follow that vision with a consistent plan of attack, work day in and day out on that plan. Never give up and enjoy the process. One thing we cannot get back is time, so make sure you maximize each day and moment you have to perfect your craft."

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