|FULL NAME:||Paul Robert Bayliss|
|DATE OF BIRTH:||18 December 1958|
|WEIGHT:||168 lbs (12 stone)|
|OCCUPATION:||Operations Manager Acequip Manchester Airport|
SUPERSTITIONS: Used to have lots but now none. Everything is preordained.
WHEN DID YOU START COACHING HOCKEY?
On and off at about 24 but continually since I was about 30.
BEST HOCKEY MEMORIES?
Under 12s beating Whitley 6-1 at Whitley to win the League about 6 years ago, even though our top scorer wasn't playing and our goalie wasn't up to much. Pete Traynor scored 5 goals and an assist and our goalie had a stomper.
WORST HOCKEY MEMORIES:
Having a car crash in Toronto last winter and being banned for a complete load of nonsense last season. Also an injury I got up at Fife that still gives me problems.
BIGGEST INFLUENCE WITHIN ICE HOCKEY:
The players that I coach (all ages) and as a player a number of people - Alan Potts, Matt Weeden, Jeff Epps, Greg Biskup, Fred Perlini for lots of different reasons and there are others. You have to take a little bit of everything and apply it as you see fit or in your situation.
PEOPLE YOU ADMIRE WITHIN ICE HOCKEY?
Simon Mills, Greg Allen, and every player I have ever coached who is still in the game and have the honesty to say I 'm a decent coach.
HOW DID YOU GET YOUR NICKNAME?
Super at football.
DREAM HOCKEY LINE (BRITS):
Fats (Danny Higgin), Millsy, Jason, Greg, Me, Alan Hough.
DREAM LINE (FOREIGNERS):
Jeff Johnson, Jeff Epps, Greg Biskup, Matt Weeden, Fred Perlini, Alan Potts.
THOUGHTS ON BRITISH HOCKEY:
Without the rinks, we are never going to be up there and the decent kids we do have need to play quality and quantity games.
ADVICE FOR YOUNG PLAYERS:
Listen to your coach, be dedicated whatever sport you choose, never ever give up and always, always do it because you want to.
|ANIMAL:||Our dog and cats|
|COLOUR:||Who has a favourite colour !!!! - get a life|
|NUMBER:||The 6 numbers on my lotto ticket|