COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State Department of Athletics and men’s lacrosse program were saddened to learn that Paul Caldwell, the head coach of the program from 1994 through 1997, has passed away.
“Paul was a great Buckeye and he’ll be dearly missed,” said head coach Nick Myers. “His impact goes far beyond Ohio State, but I know during his time with the Buckeyes he influenced the lives of countless student-athletes. You see it every day in the type of men that they became. His family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers during this time.”
A member of the inaugural Ohio Lacrosse Hall of Fame class in 1994, Caldwell dedicated much of his life to the sport of lacrosse. In addition to leading the Buckeyes for four seasons, he was the head girl’s lacrosse coach at Dublin Coffman High School for 12 years. Caldwell was also a respected official at the high school and collegiate levels. His son, Mike, is currently a member of the Department of Athletics as an equipment manager.
While at Ohio State, Caldwell coached 10 all-conference players and won 20 games during his four-year tenure. He also transitioned the program into the Great Western Lacrosse League, which was its conference home from 1994 through 2009.
Funeral arrangements are pending.