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Paul Graham (basketball coach)

Paul Graham (born March 11, 1951) is an American basketball coach. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Washington State University from 1999 to 2003.

Paul Graham
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1951-03-11) March 11, 1951 (age 67)
Kansas City, Kansas
Alma mater North Texas
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1974–1982 Kimball HS
1982–1988 SMU (asst.)
1990–1992 New Mexico (assistant)
1992–1999 Oklahoma State (assistant)
1999–2003 Washington State
2003–2007 Colorado (assistant)
2007–2011 Georgia State (assistant)
2011 Georgia State (interim HC)
2011–present Skyline HS

From 1992 to 1999, Graham worked for Oklahoma State as an assistant.[1] In March 1999, Washington State hired Graham, giving him his first head coaching position at the college level.[2] The Cougars struggled while he was their head coach, posting a 31–79 record; the team failed to win 10 games in three of his four seasons. Washington State fired Graham following the 2002–03 season.[1] After his firing, Graham joined Colorado as an assistant, staying there through the 2006–07 season.[3] Graham then took an assistant job at Georgia State under Rod Barnes,[4] and remained there through the 2010–2011 season.[5] In 2011 Graham returned to Dallas, Texas and joined the Skyline High School staff as an assistant coach, and in 2012 as their head coach. During the 2013–14 Season Graham led the Raiders to a share of the 5A Region II District 9 Championship with an 11–3 district record.


  1. ^ a b "Another bad season signals end for Washington State's Graham". USA Today. Associated Press. 2003-03-10. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  2. ^ Blanchette, John (1999-03-26). "Newest Coug gets ball rolling". The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  3. ^ "Bio: Paul Graham". University of Colorado at Boulder. Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  4. ^ "Former Washington State coach Paul Graham joins staff at Georgia State". Sporting News. Associated Press. 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2010-06-30.
  5. ^ "Bio: Paul Graham". Georgia State University. Retrieved 2010-06-30.