Paul Scott

1982 Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee

October 1, 1905 – August 22, 2003

Paul Scott, a native of West Liberty, Iowa, established a stellar coaching record during 20 years of coaching in high schools, junior college and colleges.

His Cornell College wrestling team won both the NCAA and NAAU national titles in 1947. Wrestlers he coached won many titles, 2nd 3rd, and 4th places in national tournaments and completely dominated the Midwest Conference in wrestling during his coaching tenure at Cornell College.

In the period from 1941 to 1950, Scott’s Cornell College Wrestling Teams were undefeated in 33 straight dual meets, and during that period there were 55 dual meet wins and only 8 dual meet losses.

Over the years, Scott has been the recipient of numerous honors and distinctions in the field of wrestling.

Additional Honors & Achievements
  • Member of the NAAU Wrestling Rules Committee 1948-49
  • Member of the NAAU Wrestling Rules Committee 1953-54
  • President of the Carolina’s Association of the National Amateur Athletic Union 1953-54
  • Recipient of the Helms Foundation Medallion for noteworthy achievement as coach of wrestling 1967
  • Named to Charter Membership in the Cornell College Sports Hall of Fame 1971
  • Paul Scott was inducted into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1982
Paul Scott Featured Photo
High School

West Liberty


Cornell College

  • In 3 years had only 3 dual meet losses


Record55 - 8 - 1

  • NCAA and NAAU Team Titles 1947
  • 21 years in coaching
  • Inducted into Iowa Hall of Fame 1982