Paul has been coaching for over 20 years in athletics and is a lifetime member of Pitreavie AAC. Initially mentored by John Macdonald, Paul set up his own group in 2013, focusing on the development of athletes from U17+. With a main focus on sprints, Paul also collaborates with other specialist coaches for hurdles, high jump and other technical events.

Paul is also qualified in strength and conditioning and is particularly focused on fundamental movement skills and “building the engine” of the young athlete.

To allow for an athlete centered approach, the training group is kept small to allow for individual focus. The current squad is split into two; development and performance. This allows a structured pathway within the group for athletes to progress. There is also a younger squad coached once a week by Bruce Hutchison with the focus on movement and technique.

Paul has the help of assistant coach Louisa Nethery at training sessions.