A native of Petersburg, VA, Paul Webb retired in 1985 as the country’s 6th winningest collegiate basketball coach. Webb spent 29 years at 2 Virginia schools amassing a record of 511 wins and 257 losses, averaging 17 wins per season and attaining the status of Virginia’s All-Time winningest coach in college basketball history, a record which stood from 1985 until 1998. Sixteen of his 29 teams won 19 or more games in a single season.
In 19 years at Randolph-Macon College (1956-1975), Webb’s teams won 315 games and lost 158. His 1963-64 R-M-C Yellow Jacket team won the first ever Mason-Dixon Conference Championship by a Virginia school.
While at Old Dominion University his teams won 196 and lost 99 in 10 years. They advanced to post season play 9 times, 4 NCAA bids and 5 NIT appearances. The ODU men’s basketball team under Webb made national headlines. The 1976-77 team won 22 straight games setting a Virginia and a national record for the longest winning streak. This same team captured the ECAC Southern Division tournament title and received the University’s first NIT bid. During his time at ODU, the program remained in the nation’s top 20 for total wins.
Webb was named the 1975 District III Coach of the Year and 1977 ECAC Upstate-Southern Division Coach of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. A 1951 graduate of the College of William & Mary, Webb was inducted to their Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Old Dominion University Sports Hall of Fame in 1990. He
was inducted into the Randolph Macon College Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Highland Springs High School Hall of Fame in 1999.