Sunday, August 7, 2011

Paul Herfurth - Project Director

As the Sports and Youth Leadership initiatives Project Director for The Performance Institute, Paul Herfurth embodies the Model, Mentor, Monitor mantra of the organization. He is a skilled problem solver and solution provider in his role as an engagement manager and facilitator for companies, teams and individuals alike.

Paul’s leadership talents have led to his national recognition as the Miami Herald and Florida Athletic Coaches Association 1997 Coach of the Year. His development skills run deep, allowing him to advance the careers of many including the honor of coaching and mentoring Troy Cameron, the 1997 first-round selection of the Atlanta Braves.

Driven by his passion for youth and athletics, Herfurth is concurrently the Director of Athletics and Head Baseball Coach at Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory in Hollywood, Florida. Prior to returning to his alma mater, Herfurth was a hitting coach in the Texas Rangers organization, and also served as the Director of Professional Scouting and assisted in player development with the Colorado Rockies.

Before joining the Rockies front office, Herfurth taught business and served as the Head Baseball Coach at nationally ranked St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He also worked one season both in the New York Yankees (1988) front office and with the Miami Miracle (1989).

All of these high-level experiences provide Paul the understanding of what he calls “the separator”, and that is, knowing what it takes to build champions. This knowledge is what he delivers to his clients, driving breakthrough and success.

Herfurth serves his community as a board member for the Hollywood YMCA, while giving countless volunteer hours to his school and Church.

Paul has a B.S. in Athletic Administration from St. John’s University. He is married to the former Colleen Appleton and has two children, Caitlin and Ryan.

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