Already the Flames’ winningest coach in history to start last season, and the only coach to have been behind the bench for at least 700 games, Paul enters 2019-2020 just 30 wins off becoming the first skipper to 500 with the club. Last term, he guided Spectrum’s men to their first Elite League trophy with the Patton Conference win and advanced the squad to within an overtime goal of taking the Challenge Cup title. He arrived as a player in time for the 1999-2000 campaign and began serving as both player and Head Coach in 2007-2008 when he helped take the team to the English Premier League summit. Since that time, in addition to last season’s conference success, the Flames have gone on to collect the 2009-2010 Premier Cup, the 2011 Playoff crown, Back to Back League and Cup captures between 2011 and 2013, and the 2015-2016 “Double” with the Cup and Playoff titles. As a former player, Paul is the all-time club leader in games played with 928 and he is 4th on the club’s historical scoring charts with 113 goals, 500 assists and 613 points.