Ever since Paul took over the reigns of Army's women's tennis prgram in the spring of 1995 his teams have exceedingly improved every year. Coming into a program that has maintained a long history of success, Paul quickly made his hown mark on the program by guiding his Black Knights to three consecutive Patriot League Championships, which were then followed by trips to the NCAA Championships.
Following his team's dominant play in the league tourney, Paul was honored with the Patriot League "Coach of the Year" award for the third year in a row and for the fourth time in his career.
A 1984 honors graduate of the University of Illinois, he enlisted in the Army in 1985 and became commissioned at officer candidate school. He served three years as a platoon leader in an artillery unit in germany. Later Paul commanded an artillery battery during Operation Desert Storm, earning a Bronze Star. He also received the MacArthur Award as the most outstanding officer who exemplified the Army Code.
After receiving a master's degree in exercise physiology from Illinois, Paul was assigned to teach in the Department of Physical Education at West Point. In 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Major before leaving the military.
Just as notable as his military peursuits are his accomplishment on the tennis courts. After being regionally ranked in the West as junior, he went on to play at the collegiate level and in many adult USTA tournaments. Ranked as high as eighth in the Missouri Valley, he won the Duncan Open in 1990, and he has twice been selected to play for the All-Army tennis team. A USPTA certified pro, Paul boasts a 96-69 record during his six and one-half years as coach at West Point.
A native of Mundelein, Ill., Peck currently resides in West Point with his wife Karen. Peck has two children, Alex (15) and Caroline (12).