Paul Webb is the winningest basketball coach in Virginia history. In 29 years as a college coach, Webb compiled a 511-257 career record (.677) and in his ten years at Old Dominion University, Paul's teams rolled up a 196-99 record (.670). He was the nation's sixth winningest coach when he retired on July 6, 1985.
On January 10, 1985, Webb reached another milestone in his illustrious coaching career when he won his 500th career collegiate victory against UNC Charlotte in Norfolk Scope.
In his ten seasons as the Monarchs head coach, Webb's teams advanced to post season play nine times. That includes four NCAA tournaments and five National Invitation Tournaments. His first ODU edition of 1975-76 advanced to the NCAA Division II Final Four. In all, Webb's teams had nine winning seasons, including school record winning seasons of 25-4 in 1976-77 (ODU's first Division I season) and 25-5 in 1979-80 which was ODU's first NCAA Division I tournament appearance. ODU defeated Georgetown, 80-58 for the ECAC South Championship. ODU won a then State record 22 straight games and Webb was named ECAC Upstate-Southern Division Coach-of-the-Year.
In 1978-79, the Monarchs advanced to the National Invitation Tournaments quarter-finals and compiled a 23-7 record. That season, the Monarchs went to Clemson and beat the Tigers in double-overtime Basketball Coaches Association's District III Coach-of-the-Year.
In 1980, the Monarchs continued their "Giant Killing" ways with a 76-74 overtime victory against the Soviet Union National team and later that season, the Monarchs defeated their-ranked Syracuse in Scope, 68-67. On January 10, 1981, Webb's Monarchs stunned the basketball world handing number one ranked DePaul their first loss in the Horizon, 63-62.
In all, Webb's teams won three ECAC-South conference titles and advanced to two Sun Belt Conference Championship games. ODU was 177-87 in nine years at the Division I level. Five of his players earned All-American honors and two were Academic All-Americans.
Prior to coming to ODU, Webb compiled a 315-158 record at Randolph-Macon College. He is 1951 graduate of The College of William and Mary. He was inducted into his alma mater's Athletic Hall of Fame on January 23, 1982. Webb served as ODU's Assistant Athletic Director for fund raising for four years.
Webb was inducted into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame in April of 1990. He is also a 1993 inductee of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Randolph Macon College Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Highland Springs High School Hall of Fame in 1999.
Webb was honored by the The Virginia Athletic Council (VAC) as its 2014 President’s Community Service Award winner.