Paul Poetsch begins his eighth season as an assistant Coach for the Hustlin’ Owls, working with players on shooting techniques and other facets of the game.
Poetsch retired in June 2011 as a school administrator in the Klamath Basin after 24 years, spending the last five as the personnel director for the Klamath County School District.
In his playing days Poetsch led the Oregon Community College ranks in scoring for two seasons before moving on to Western Oregon University. As a captain at WOU, Poetsch led the Wolves to a league championship in 1979-80 and a 2nd place finish in the district playoffs, earning 2nd team All-Evergreen Conference accolades.
Poetsch then began his coaching career, beginning at WOU with the junior varsity program in 1980-81. The following year Paul took the varsity boys job at Perrydale High School. In his three years with the Pirates he was named CASCO League Coach of the Year in 1983. In 1984 Poetsch moved to Klamath Falls and coached the Mazama High School girls team from 1985-88 where he was named the Southern Oregon Conference Coach of the Year in both 1987 and 1988.
Paul and his beautiful bride, Fritz, are going on 32 years of blissful marriage. The happy couple are the proud parents of son Garrett and daughters Janae and Kailee and new grandparents of granddaughter Logan.