Brown, Paul E.
- Jay Mazzocchi
Brown, Paul E. (07 September 1908–05 August 1991), football coach and executive, was born in Norwalk, Ohio, the son of Lester Brown, a railroad dispatcher, and Ida Sherwood. Both of his parents were of English descent. Brown’s father, whose job required precise planning, instilled in him a love of organization. His mother enjoyed competing at games, particularly cards, and taught him the thrill of competition. Brown was given his first football when he was six years old; when the ball could no longer be inflated, he stuffed it with rags and leaves and continued playing with it....