Coach Paul Duhart traveled west from Worcester, Massachusetts in 1960 to become Arcadia High School's Head Varsity Football Coach and Athletic Director riding a twenty-two game win streak. His 1961 Pacific League Champion team was undefeated, extending the streak to thirty games, while defeating Arcadia's cross-town rival, the Monrovia Wildcats, for the first time in school hsitory. Paul Duhart played freshman football at the University of Florida before serving in the Armed Forces during WWII. After his discharge, he played a year with the 1944 NFL Champion Green Bay Packers before becoming the first round draft choice of the Pittsburg Steelers in 1945. After his professional career was cut short by injury, Coach Duhart enrolled at Boston College and graduated with a degree in History and English. A poet-warrior, Coach Duhart led the Varsity Football program from 1960 through 1969 and coached the Apaches to their first Pacific League football championship in 1960. He also served as Varsity Boys Golf Coach for many years and Coach Duhart's 1992 Varsity Girls Tennis team reached the CIF Finals. Paul Duhart was a published poet later in life and was a great friend and mentor to many younger coaches during his long tenure at Arcadia High School.
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