Niagara names Greg Paulus interim head coach

Posted at 9:25 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 21:25:30-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Following the announcement of Patrick Beilein stepping down as the men's basketball coach at Niagara University, the Purple Eagles named Greg Paulus the interim head coach.

"I'm appreciative of the opportunity," Paulus said. "It's a special place and I've truly enjoyed my experience here with the many on campus and our players since I've been here a few months."

Paulus originally joined Beilein's coaching staff as an assistant after spending last year as an assistant coach at George Washington. His longest coaching stint was under Thad Matta at Ohio State from 2011-2017.

"I think you try to take a little bit from each of them and make it your own," Paulus said of his coaching style. "I'm high energy, upbeat, and positive, and I think our players have felt that since I've gotten here."

Paulus and the Purple Eagles open their season against Robert Wesleyan on Friday, November 1st.