Paul Quinn attended Glencoe High School in Alabama where he began playing football. In college, he lettered four years as a center for the Jacksonville State University football team. After Paul’s college career, he pursued coaching. His first coaching job came with Heflin High School in Alabama followed by a stint as the coach at Summerville High School in Georgia. After his job in Georgia, he made the move to Florida where he would stay for the remainder of his coaching career. His first Florida coaching job came with Lake City. During his time there, Quinn constructed an 81-8-2 record in seven years, including undefeated seasons in 1964, 1967, and 1969. The undefeated 1967 season proved to be more than successful when the team captured the Class A title. Soon, Quinn was on his way to coaching in Polk County, taking the job as the football coach at Lakeland High School. After coaching the Dreadnaughts for five years, Quinn made his final move to Bartow High School. With the Yellow Jackets, he managed to win three Class 3-A titles before retiring from coaching in February of 1989 as the second winningest football coach in Florida high school history. At the end of his 34-year career, he held a record of 265-87-9. Quinn died of cancer in November of 1990.