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Alumni, Friends Establish Endowment to Honor Jim Poole – Baseball — Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

apartments – Georgia Tech Athletics announced today that the “Friends of Jim Poole” have created a scholarship award honoring the former distinguished yellow champion of the Premier League and a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Jim BolLast year, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

The “Friends of Jim Poole”—made up of friends in both the business world and the Georgia Tech world—created a scholarship to learn about him and how his legacy will continue to impact Georgia Tech’s student-athletes in baseball program, teaching them themselves—accreditation and how to apply the lessons learned on the baseball field to their rest of their lives.

Paul arrived at The Flats in 1985 and made an immediate impact, as Georgia Tech Baseball won the first of four ACC Championships. During his four years, he participated in 120 matches and hit 263 hitters in 188 rounds. He still ranks first in the tech record book with 22 saves in his career, including 10 as beginners and nine as seniors. It was called all-ACC in the last two seasons. Paul was inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame just nine years later in 1997.

An excellent worker in the classroom, Paul chose not to turn professional after being selected at 34y A round of the 1987 MLB Draft by the L.A. Dodgers, he returned to Georgia Tech in his freshman year, recording a 2.03 ERA and 113 strike in just 71 rounds. Once again, the Los Angeles Dodgers were calling his name in the 1988 MLB Draft, this time taking him in the ninth round. He will return to graduate from the institute with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1990.

The 11-year-old Paul played in the major tournaments, mostly with the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and San Francisco Giants. In 431 games played, he finished with 22 wins and 4.31 ERA, as well as 256 attacks and four saves. He helped impress Cleveland in two MLS Championships (1995, 1998), which saw him reach the 1995 World Championships where he would face the Atlanta Braves.

After retiring at the end of the 2000 season, Paul returned to Georgia Tech to join the Alexander-Tharpe Fund to raise funds and support the baseball program. He then began working as a coach at John Creek High School in 2010, teaching several youngsters about the mechanics of shooting, while also imparting his personal philosophy on merchandising.

He later joined the business world as a personal wealth advisor for Buckhead Investment Partners, LLC and now manages the baseball division of BIP Wealth.

Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, with an estimated 30,000 people living with ALS in the United States at any one time. Mainly affecting people between the ages of 40 and 70, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. There is no known cure.

For more information about ALS, visit www.ALS.org.

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Jim Paul, former Georgia Tech and Major League Baseball player,

“I am honored and honored to establish the Jim Poole Scholarship for Georgia Tech Baseball. All of my time on campus as a student-athlete has shaped me like never before in my life. My many failures made me stronger. My successes were earned and empowered. My coaches and professors demanded my best, and my teammates kept My classmates held accountable, alumni offered wisdom and advice, and my friends (especially my wife Kim) helped create memories that never fail to generate smiles and sincere laughter.

“Georgia Tech is an institution like no other. I hope this scholarship will help young people as they strive to pursue their dreams in the classroom and in the field, knowing that they have the support of those who have made the journey before them.”

Georgia Tech baseball coach Danny Hall:

“Jim Paul is a tech guy through and through. He was hardly recruited out of high school but came to Tech to compete at the highest level and the competition he did. He put himself at the top of the leaderboard and earned an engineering degree. From Tech, he moved on to a illustrious career in Major Leagues.Since his playing days, he has established himself as an elite financial advisor in the business world.

“He has been around our group program, serving as a mentor to our team. Like his career in baseball and business, Jim approaches his journey with ALS with an all-American attitude. This awarded scholarship will further cement his legacy at Georgia Tech.”

Alexander Tharp Fund

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the athletics fundraising arm of Georgia Tech, providing scholarship, operations, and facilities support to more than 400 student-athletes at Georgia Tech. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech champions every day and help the Yellow Vests compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting Annual Sports Scholarship Fund, which offers direct scholarships to Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Vests, visit atfund.org.

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