Paul Putnam, June 3, 1950-September 6, 2023

It is with heavy hearts and lots of fond memories that we remember Paul Putnam. Our long-time race coach and mentor passed away on September 6 after a challenging illness.

His lessons, teachings, techniques, and style are left to us to carry on, pass down, and influence another generation of young ski racers. As the saying goes, "A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life." Paul certainly lived up to that mantra.

We'd like to hear your stories of Paul. To do this, please click the link at the bottom. They can run the gamut from his quotable quotes to a tense moment at a captain's meeting. We will share these in time, and they will help fill out a gaping hole in the history of Berkshire East. A Celebration of Life for Paul and a memorial event will be open to all at a to-be-determined date. Stay tuned for details.

In the meantime, please send your prayers and thoughts to his loving family.

~RIP Coach~

Jon Schaefer

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