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Paul Wehrum

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1999


Cortland State University

Wehrum was inducted to the Hall of Fame as a truly great coach. He was a three-time All-American attackman at Cortland State University, captaining the North squad in the 1972 North/South All-Star game. He also received first team SUNY Conference honors in 1970-72.

Wehrum became an assistant coach at Cortland State in 1973, the year the team won the NCAA Division III Championship. He was also an assistant coach at Lynbrook (N.Y.) High and Nassau Community College from 1974-79. He was the head coach at Herkimer County Community College from 1980-2003, and an assistant coach from 2004-06.

Wehrum coached his teams to 21 consecutive National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III Championships and eight NJCAA National Championships (1988-89, 1992-1996, 2003). He holds the collegiate record of 59 straight wins. He has been selected as the NJCAA Coach of the Year four times (1985, 1986, 1992, 1994).

He was past president of the NJCAA Lacrosse Coaches Association and an assistant coach for the victorious U.S. Men's National Team in the 1998 World Championship. Wehrum was inducted into the US Lacrosse Upstate New York Chapter Hall of Fame in 1994, the Long Island Metro Chapter Hall of Fame in 1995, and the SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame.