Since taking over the helm of the women's cross country and track programs at the Institute, Paul Slovenski has formulated a continuous improvement plan, as his teams have raised the bar every year over his seven-year tenure culminating in the 2001 NEWMAC Championship. His runners continue to rewrite the record books and in only two years made Paul the winningest women's track coach in MIT history. In two of the past three years, Slovenski's troops have secured the NEWMAC Cross Country Championship, while Slovenski has been named NEWMAC Coach of the Year three straight seasons.
Slovenski's success as a coach is directly related to his success as an athlete. He was an All-America pole vaulter as an undergraduate at Bates College where he also played soccer and earned a total of 12 varsity letters during his career. He was named the Bates Male Athlete of the Year each of his four years at the college.
Paul joined the MIT staff in 1990 as a physical education instructor and assistant coach of men's soccer and track and field. In 1997, he was promoted to Assistant Professor of Physical Education. Slovenski has also worked as an assistant director for MIT's summer day camp and assistant coordinator of intramural programs. He is actively involved in the MIT Varsity Club where he donates his time to concessions at athletic events and fund raisers.
In addition to his bachelor's degree, Paul holds a masters degree in Human Movement, Sports and Leisure from Boston University.