Col. Manchester C. Paget was a beloved Georgia Military Academy English and history teacher. With more than 40 years of service to the Academy, Col. Paget influenced numerous lives in the classroom and as a championship caliber coach in football and track and field. He attended Staunton Military Academy in Virginia, where he excelled in athletics and went on to play football at the University of Alabama. Col. Paget came to GMA in 1928 and coached football until 1935, winning two state championships. As a track and eld coach, he coached a number of successful track stars including GMA alumnus Lewis Perrin Walker whom he took to the National Championship in Chicago in 1932 where Perrin set the present GMA/ Woodward 200M school record at 21.3 seconds. Col. Paget also led the 1959 track team to win the Mid-South Track and Field Championship. In 1961, Paget was named GMA’s rst Alumni Director and Director of Development. He served the Academy until his retirement in 1968.
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