Paul Lorenzo Hines, Coach
Paul Lorenzo Hines was born in Norfolk, Virginia to the Isaiah Hines and Lottie Hines. He grew up in the Campostella area of Norfolk. He attended Richard Alan Tucker Elementary School. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School.
When asked what influenced him to become a teacher, he says there was a high school coach and physical education teacher, Albert Overby who he greatly admired. Mr. Overby became a role model for Paul. Paul admired the way he dealt with children and the personal interest he took in them, making everyone feel important. Observing his behavior, Paul knew right away what career he wanted to pursue.
Paul attended Norfolk State University for two years and then attended Virginia State College, now Virginia State University. He graduated with a degree in Physical Education.
He started teaching at Ralph Bunche High School in King George, Virginia in 1960. That was his first teaching job. He hung on in there but says when he received his first paycheck it was so small, he was ready to leave. Happily he didn't because there, he met his future wife. In 1965, he started teaching at Pomokey High School, in Pomonkey, Maryland. The principal at the time was Charles Coates.
He married Jacqueline Delores Toliver, daughter of Joseph and Margaret Toliver in 1966. They have two children, Paula and Michael.
In 1968, Paul transferred to Lackey High School in Charles County, Maryland. He worked with Cecil Short, who remains a lifelong friend of the family. Finally, in 1970, he transferred to the Alexandria School System where he taught for the next 29 years, until he retired in 1999.
Paul, throughout the years, has been a coach of basketball, baseball, wresting and football. Paul Hines is very highly esteemed by his former students, fellow teachers, friends and family. He is a man with a ever ready laugh and a jolly and loud voice you can hear from afar.