Jesuit Sports Hall Of Fame

Paul Linehan
class of 1972


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In the final race of his Ranger athletic career, four-year varsity letterman Paul Linehan captured the 300-meter intermediate hurdles crown and broke the state record in the process, an accomplishment book-ending a senior year that had already seen Paul, a two-year varsity letterman in football, recognized as the All-Private 1971 Offensive Player of the Year.
      After graduating from Jesuit, Paul, a captain for both the football and track teams, received the schoolís scholar-athlete award and accepted a four-year football scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, where he played football with his Ranger teammates, Robin Weber í72 and Tom Unis í73. He remains proud to have been a part of the undefeated 1973 national championship team.
      Although his university athletic career was cut short as a result of two knee surgeries by his junior year, Paulís academic career became increasingly notable, for when he graduated from Notre Dame, he was chosen to design and build a park on the Notre Dame campus.
      Subsequently attending the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he also coached the freshman football team, Paul received his masterís in landscape architecture in 1979. Married to Wendy Griffin that summer, the two moved to
Austin , where Paul started Land Strategies Inc. A member of the executive committee of the Austin Jaycees and Young Menís Business League, Paul was elected to the Austin Community College Board of Trustees in 1990-1996. A registered landscape architect and real estate broker, Paul is a graduate of Leadership Austin and presently serves on the St. Michaelís Academy Board of Trustees.
      Paul and Wendy have three children: Jaki, Keli, and Michael. He enjoys his time away from work playing racquetball, water/snow skiing, hunting, traveling, coaching, and engaging in his childrenís activities.

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