Paul Graham was named interim head coach of Georgia State on February 27, following the 2010-11 regular season.
Formerly the head coach at Washington State, Graham is in his fourth season at Georgia State University..
Graham possesses more than 30 years of coaching experience, including 26 years at the collegiate level. Before coming to Georgia State in October of 2007, he spent the previous four years (2003-07) as an assistant coach at Colorado, following a four-year stint as the head coach at Washington State from 1999-2003.
Graham enjoyed a highly successful tenure as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State from 1992-99, when he was part of a coaching staff that led the Cowboys to a 150-72 record with five NCAA Tournament appearances, highlighted by a berth in the 1995 NCAA Final Four.
Prior to his stint at Oklahoma State, Graham spent two seasons (1990-92) at New Mexico, including a 1991 NCAA bid. That followed an eight-year tenure at Southern Methodist (1982-90), during which he helped the Mustangs to a 129-58 record with NCAA trips in 1985, 1986 and 1988.
Before joining the college ranks, Graham served as the head coach at Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas, Texas, from 1974-82, compiling an impressive 111-40 record in eight seasons.
Graham graduated from North Texas State University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and then he earned his master’s degree in education administration from Prairie View University in 1979. While at North Texas, he qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships in the high hurdles.
Born March 11, 1951, in Kansas City, Kansas, Graham was an all-city selection and member of a state championship basketball team at Sumner High School as well as a state track champion in the high hurdles and 60-yard dash.
Graham and his wife, Vanessa, have two children, Nicholas and Brittany, a Georgia State graduate and two-year letterwinner for the women's basketball team.