By Ted Beale
(WINDSOR, ON) – The St Clair College Athletic Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Boots to lead the Saints Varsity Cross Country program. Boots fills the vacancy left by Andy Hahn who stepped back in February for personal reasons, after four years at the helm.
Boots is a Windsor native and former OFSAA Track and Field Champion from FJ Brennan high school where he was named both the Junior and Senior Athlete of the Year.
He moved on to compete at the University of Windsor, earning his Honours Bachelor of Commerce Degree and was a participant in the Canadian Track and Field Championships in 1986.
Boots later completed his Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of British Colombia where he started his coaching career leading Burnaby Central High School to the Provincial Championship Title in Victoria.
After returning to Windsor to continue his teaching career, Boots began building the program at St Anne high school where he led the Saints to three consecutive County team championships and also assisted with the Windsor Legion Track Club.
He moved to St Thomas of Villanova and again built a County championship team. After moving his teaching career to St Joseph’s high school, Boots put together four consecutive WECSSAA City Championship teams.
Boots is currently employed with the Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board as a Continuous Intake Co-op Teacher, coordinating a program called Opportunity Diploma which is geared toward adult students achieving their diploma.