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Paul Barren
Paul  Barren

Last College:
Lower Moreland WPC

Position:
Referee

Induction Year:
1995


Elected to Hall of Fame: 1995

Club: Lower Moreland W/P Club Wilmington A.C., Philadelphia A.C.

College: Chattanoga, Kurtstown State, West Chester State PA

High School: Parkiomen Prep Pennsberg PA

Playing Record: H.S. 1951 - 55, College 1956 - 59, Club

Participation:

  • Founded Eastern Water Polo Referees Association
  • Chairman of Eastern W/P Refs Assoc Presently
  • Referee's rating Chairman 1970's
  • Mid-Atlantic W/P Chairman 1960's
  • Zone Chairman for W/P 1970's
  • Regional Chairman USWP Inc. for development of Referees 1990
  • Member of National Referees 1975
  • Member of FINA Referees 1978

Coach:

  • Lower Moreland High School
  • 20 years at Lower Moreland
  • State of Pennsylvania Championships 9 in 20 years
  • Eight Straight Championships
  • Five Eastern Scholastic Championship Teams
  • AAU Junior National Champion indoor 1976
  • Germany Tour in 1973
  • Holland Tour in 1975
  • German Team at Lower Moreland in 1974
  • Won 444 matches lost 117
  • Had 40 High School All Americans
  • Player 1961-60 Club Team at West Chester State

Official:

  • 1969 - 1994
  • Member of AIA National Referee's Association
  • Eastern Water Polo Association
  • AAU Senior National Championships indoor 1972-1993
  • AAU Senior National Championships outdoor 1975-1993
  • US Olympic Festivals 1978, 79, 83, 85, 86, 87, 89, 90, 91, 93, 94
  • Eastern Collegiate 1971-1994
  • NCAA Colligates
  • Caribbean Games 1978
  • Pan American Games Mexico 1978
  • Junior World Trials for Western Hemisphere early 80's
  • University Games at Edmonton CA 1983
  • Pan American Games 1987
  • World Master Games 1991

Honors:

  • Volunteer of the Year Eastern Coaches Association
  • FINA Rated on 1978
  • Hall of Honor Perkiomen Prep 1983
  • Retired as Referee in 1994 at the Olympic Festival in St. Louis

Personal:

  • Married spouse Patricia, son Eric (Dr.) Spouse Karen & 3 grandchildren - Mathew, Greg & Kimberly. Daughter Verna spouse Norm Revere- direct descendant of Paul Revere.
  • US Marine Corp. 1959-62
  • Business - Math Teacher 1962 to present at Lower Moreland H.S. and part time at Gwynedd Mercy College
  • Masters Degree - Temple University in Math Education and one from Villanova Univ. in Applied Math
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