Stoneham High School

High School  І   Town of Stoneham

Athletic Hall of Fame

 
 


Inductees

 

Hall of Fame Inductees - Class of 2003


 

 

Paul White
Class of 1976 - Football, Hockey & Baseball
 

 

To make the Stoneham High Athletic Hall of Fame, it takes more than just being a great athlete. Among the criteria listed in the Hall’s bylaws are “outstanding examples of the character, courage, leadership and well-rounded individuals which Stoneham High School seeks to develop through its athletic program.” None fit that definition more than charter member Paul White.

His coaches and peers thought so much of him that they elected him captain of the football, hockey and baseball teams his senior year, a first in Stoneham High history. “Paul had a very, very strong work ethic which carried over into great success in his later life,” his football coach Paul White (no relation) recalled.

As a sophomore, White made the varsity hockey team that won the Middlesex League title and was the catcher for the league-winning baseball team. In his junior year, the hockey team would repeat as champs and White would play the hero in a state tournament game when he scored a goal 16 seconds into overtime against a heavily favored South Boston team to advance the Spartans to the Boston Garden.


Come spring the junior catcher was named a Middlesex League All-Star as that team would repeat as champs. The awards continued to pile up during his senior year, with White being named an All-Star in football, hockey and baseball, with the baseball team making it a “three-peat” by winning the league title. White was elected Captain of the North Squad in the prestigious Harry Agganis All Star Football Game.

Upon graduating from Stoneham, White attended the University of Massachusetts, Assumption College and Worcester Polytech University, earning four degrees including two Master’s Degrees.

He later gave back to the sports that had been so good to him, returning to coach youth sports in Stoneham and becoming a hockey and football official. White was named president of the New England Football Officials Association and travels extensively to work Division I college games.

He resides in Wakefield with his wife, Karin, and children Jessica, Lauren and Steven.
 

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