Wake County Public School System

Hall of Fame


Paul Dinkenor

A native of Manchester, England, Paul Dinkenor has taught and coached soccer in North Carolina since 1987. A member of the NC Soccer Hall of Fame, Dinkenor led Leesville Road’s boys and girls soccer teams to two or more state championships each, earning titles in Class 4A boys in the 90’s, and 4A girls in the mid 00’s. He has been named State Coach of the Year twice, Regional Coach of the Year 14 times, and Conference Coach of the Year 21 times. He was also named the 2020 Raleigh Sports Club Coach of the Year. He retired this year from Leesville Road High School, where he had served since the school opened in 1993. Off the pitch, Dinkenor was a beloved social studies teacher.

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