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Paul Hoernemann


Paul H. Hoernemann

Inducted 1997

Date of Birth



Lima, OH


Heidelberg University (1946-1959)


Paul Hoernemann coached Heidelberg 14 years and lost only 18 games. He won 102 and tied 4. His winning percentage was .839. Hoernemann was a graduate of Heidelberg, class of 1938. He coached high school football at New Philadelphia, Ohio, with a 24-3-3 record. In 1946, he began his remarkable record at Heidelberg. His teams had a 16-game winning streak in 1947-49 and a 17-game streak in 1954-56. In a six-year stretch, 1951-56, the record was 46-5-3. Heidelberg won the Ohio Conference in 1948, 1952, 1954, and 1956. Hoernemann had two unbeaten teams and seven that lost just one game. After he left coaching, he served Heidelberg as vice-president for development and raised a fund to build the school's Science Hall. The Ohio Conference established the Hoernemann Trophy, given to the best defensive lineman.


Wins 102

Losses 18

Ties 4

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