Class of 1982
Paul Amrose graduated from Lyons High School in 1982. He participated in basketball from his freshman year. As a junior and senior his teams had a combined 48 - 2 record winning consecutive Section 5 Class B and Wayne County Championships. Having the distinction of not starting one game his junior season, Paul was named Honorable Mention All Greater Rochester and the only junior named to the 1st Team All-Wayne County while leading the team in scoring (14 ppg / 10 rpg). He was awarded the Sixth Man of the Year Award that year. Paul’s senior season he averaged a team high 20 ppg / 12 rpg and was named Section V Class B MVP, All-Greater Rochester (2nd Team), All-State (8th team), and a unanimous selection to the 1st Team All-Wayne County. The 1981-82 team finished 2nd in the Class C NYS Public High School Athletic Association Championships and a season ending ranking of #2 in the NYS Sports Writers Association Polls (Small Schools).
Paul was a member of the golf team from eight grade thru his senior year being selected as the team MVP for three of those seasons. He participated in Cross Country his senior year leading the team to a 12-2 record. Paul was selected 1st team All-Wayne County, placed 21st in the Section 5 Championship, 11th in Class B and 6th in the Wayne County Championship Meet. Paul shared the 1981- 82 Senior Athlete of the Year Award with Tim DiSanto.
Paul graduated 4th in his class with a 90.0 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society. He attended Alfred University, graduating with honors and a dual major in Economics and Accounting. He was a member of Delta Mu Delta (National Honor Society) with a four year GPA of 3.10. He attained his Masters from Bridgeport University in 1992.
Paul played four years of Division III collegiate basketball. His junior year he averaged 12.3 ppg / 6 rpg and was named to the All ICAC 2nd Team leading the Alfred Saxons to a 17 – 10 record, winning the ICAC Conference Championship and their first ever NCAA tournament appearance. His senior season Paul captained the best team in Alfred University history with a 25 – 3 record; won a 2nd consecutive ICAC Championship; and made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament before losing to the eventual NCAA champions.
Paul was a founding partner and the Chief Underwriting Officer of DirectFac, Inc from 2004 – 2008. In April 2009 Paul joined Ascot, Inc, a Lloyd’s of London based firm, to lead their expansion into the US property reinsurance market. Paul is a Senior Vice President and manages the Hartford, CT office.
Paul currently resides in Canton, CT with his wife of 14 years, Jennifer, and sons Nicholas (10), Thomas (7). Paul has been coaching basketball, baseball and football for five years and serves on the Board of the Canton Youth Basketball Association.