Paul Waas
Paul Waas
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 202-319-6044
Alma Mater: SUNY Oswego '99

Waas is in his 10th year at the helm of the Catholic University swimming and diving teams. He serves a dual role at Catholic University as the Men's and Women's swim coach in addition to being the aquatics director. In that time he has guided the Cardinals to the top of the Landmark Conference in the pool and the classroom.

Here’s a look at Waas’ tenure at Catholic University through the numbers:

Through 2017-2018 (10 Seasons):

  Dual Meet Record: 114-82
  Landmark Conference Championships:  2017, 2018 Men's Swimming & Diving
  Landmark Conference Coach of the Year:  6 ('11, '13, '14, '15, '17, '18)
  Landmark Conference Swimmer of the Year:  6
  Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year: 5
  Landmark Conference Senior Scholar-Athlete: 5
  Landmark Conference Event Winners: 58
  Catholic University School Records: 72
  Scholar All-American Team Honors: 20 consecutive semesters (active streak)

Waas came to CUA from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., where he led the men's and women's squads to great levels of success for two seasons, breaking over ten school records along the way.

Prior to Hamline, Waas was an assistant at SUNY-Oswego for four seasons. During his tenure, the Lakers won two conference titles and were awarded 26 All-American honors. 

Waas graduated from Oswego with a bachelor's in communication studies.  While coaching, he also received his master's degree in adolescent education.  Swimming for the Lakers, Waas was a two-year captain with numerous conference accolades and school records.

Waas lives in College Park, Maryland, with his wife, Maia, daughter, Maeve, and son, Joe.