Former Duke guard Greg Paulus has been quite busy since he walked off the hardwood as a senior at Duke.
In 2009, sudden, unexpected interest from NFL teams got the former Parade All-American quarterback interested in football again; he parlayed that interest into a relatively successful one-year stint as a quarterback at Syracuse. After visiting the New Orleans Saints' camp this offseason, Paulus ended up leaving football behind.
What's next for the sport-crossing Bo Jackson of his Duke era? Professional baseball? A turn on the PGA Tour? OK, not so much: Paulus has been focusing his efforts on finding a college coaching gig, and it seems those efforts have paid off: The former guard was hired by Navy head coach Billy Lange to become an assistant at the Naval Academy. Fox Sports' Jeff Goodman has the story:
"I’m excited to get started and help out the team in any way I can,” Paulus said. "This is a great opportunity for me to learn from a great coach in Coach Lange."
"I want to thank Coach K (Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski) and all he’s done to help me,” Paulus added. "I plan to utilize my experience at Duke and Syracuse to help me at Navy."
Paulus is merely the latest in Coach K's extensive coaching tree. Those coaches range from the successful (Mike Brey, Jeff Capel) to the less so (Quin Snyder) to those on which the jury is still out (Tommy Amaker, Johnny Dawkins). It will be interesting to see which path Paulus' career takes; either way, it would be surprising if Paulus didn't advance up the coaching tree in the years to come.