Mount St. Joseph University

Dedicated Mount Graduate Gives Back to College Players

Business, Business Administration, Sports Management, Alumni

File Under: business administration, football, athletics, service, sports

Paul Volker ‘05

In 2004 during the time Paul James Volker III played football for the College of Mount St. Joseph, the team went undefeated. They became the first team in Mount history to make the playoffs and went on to win two conference championships.


Volker came to the Mount to receive an education but was ultimately driven to play football. Graduating from the Mount in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, he realized he wanted to coach football for a living.

“It was a wonderful four year span,” Volker says. “I met a lot of people that I am still friends with to this day and care for deeply.” 

Giving Back to the Community

He was soon hired as the Running Back Coach at Thiel College in Greenville, PA. Later, he was hired by Thomas More College as the Recruiting Coordinator and Linebacker Coach. After staying at Thomas More for three years, he took a different position with former teammate and good friend Jesse Minter at Indiana State, a Division 1AA school.

Currently, Volker is the Linebacker Coach and Recruiting Coordinator at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. He now teaches his team the skills and training he learned from his time spent on the Mount field. He also uses his education from his business degree with managing the recruiting budget.

Recognition for Contributions 

This April, Volker will receive the Future Five Award, which is rewarded to five alumni who have graduated within the past twenty years, and has excelled in their professions, providing service to their community.

“I grew as a man and matured as a human being during my time at the Mount,” Volker says, “it is a place that is full of great people and I am really proud of my decision to attend there.”