HELENA -- Helena High girls cross country coach Linda Paull, and Helena Capital boys soccer coach Paul Patterson both resigned from their positions of head coach said Helena School Districts in a press release on Jan. 7.
Paull recently led her team to a third place finish at the 2019 Class AA State Cross Country meet and Helena School District Activities Director Tim McMahon released this statement,
"Coach Paull has been a strong advocate for all activities throughout her career as a teacher and coach. She has not only coached her own teams but was often seen at other events supporting the students and other coaches or sponsors from Helena High. Her depth of knowledge and experience in the coaching field has been beneficial to countless athletes. As a member of the Montana Coaches Association Hall of Fame, her career speaks for itself. She will be missed by the students, the district and the coaching community. We wish her the best in her retirement.”
Patterson recently lead his team to a semi-final finish in the 2019 Class AA State Soccer tournament and McMahon said,
“Coach Patterson has been a positive example not only to our student athletes but to other coaches as well. He is a strong advocate for the game of soccer in Helena and across the state of Montana. Paul has provided steady leadership to the soccer community and to our district. Paul constantly looked for the good in his athletes, he helped to guide them to be their best academically and athletically.”
McMahon closed the press release by saying Helena School District will begin searching for new head coaches with hopes of having both in place by March of 2020.