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 NEW YORK STATE HIGH SCHOOL HOCKEY- HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 1997


 Paul Swancott New Hartford (1962-1990)
   


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Paul Swancott grew up in the small, central New York city of Rome, where in 1944, 1945, and 1946 he was a member of the Rome City Youth Hockey League Champions.  Paul played his high school hockey at Rome Free Academy.  Playing varsity all four years 1947-51 where is was Co-Captain his senior year.  In 1950 he was named to the All-Tournament Team for the Hamilton College and Clarkson College Tournaments.

Paul went on the attend St. Lawrence University, played varsity hockey and tennis and was a member of the 1952 and 1955 Men' Ice Hockey Final Four team in Colorado Springs.

He played amateur hockey for the Rome Knights of the Central NYS Amateur Hockey League and the Clinton Stars.

Paul began his hockey coaching career as the varsity head coach of New Hartford Central School in 1962, coaching for 28 years until 1990.  He also coached varsity golf from 1969 to 1992.  Paul started the D1 and D2 leagues in Central New York High School Hockey.  His coaching record stands at 245-282-10.  He led his Spartans to 5-League Championships, 2-Sectional Championships, and 2-NYSPHSAA State Championship appearances.  Paul was New York Ice Hockey Coordinator from 1979-1992 and started the State Championships in 1980, first in Lake Placid and then Potsdam, Cornell, Glens Falls and finally Utica.

Paul was elected into the City of Rome Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 for his hockey and tennis accomplishments.

 

Paul was inducted into the New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, March 1997, for his dedication to the sport as a truly great coach who has contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.
 
 

The New York State High School Hockey- Hall of Fame, located in the Lake Placid Olympic Center's '80 Rink hallway,  recognizes former outstanding Players, Coaches and Teams that have contributed noteworthy service to New York State high school hockey.


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