PAUL TESSEIN


COACH


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2006



The 1956 Hamilton High graduate, who went on to earn a Bachelorís Degree at the University of Vermont and a Masterís Degree at Trenton State College, served as the Reynolds Junior High School coach from 1963-73. Paul guided Steinert from 1974-88 and established himself as one of the top coaches in New Jersey. During Tesseinís tenure, Steinert went 257-49-28, won four state championships, five Central Jersey crowns, six Colonial Valley Conference titles and two Mercer County Tournament championships. Steinert was ranked in the stateís Top 20 all 15 years, finishing No. 1 twice.

Paul also coached 25 years for the Olympic Development Program Team and a number of recreation and travel teams. He was president of the Hamilton Township Recreation Soccer League, and helped expand the organization from a local league to include travel teams.


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