Coach Mike Paxson keeping busy with coaching and tournaments.
“We would not be where we are today without Mike’s help. He has a knack for coaching, especially game preparation and reading teams,” said Craig Lewis. Craig Lewis owns Oasis Paintball Park in Fort Myers, Florida, and paintball team, Florida Annihilators. A little history – Lewis, along with Mike Bogolub (aka “Boogie” – famous paintball referee and paintball personality) and four others started the team back in the mid-80s. Todd Adamson, former DYE player for Chicago Aftershock and the Los Angeles Ironmen played for the Annihilators before he broke off from that team (with Craig Lewis) to form Team “Rage” (now known as Miami Rage). Going back to his roots, Lewis went back to buy the name, the “Annihilators”.
Last year, Paxson coached the D3 Florida Annihilators and helped them win the 2009 Central Florida Paintball Series (CFPS) D3 Championship and the 2009 World Cup D3 Championship. Under the Annihilator’s umbrella is D4 level team “Edge”. They credit Paxson for their recent wins in the CFPS. Edge has already won the D4 X-Ball Championship at the first two CFPS events this year.
Mike Paxson is also coaching Alabama’s Team PR1ME this season in the CFOA. PR1ME will be competing in the CFOA’s X-Ball D3 Division this 2010 and already, Mike has helped the team win their first event of the season at the Lakeland, Florida, event that took place at the end of February.
Also at the end of last February, Paxson was one of six professional players that instructed at the Paintball Bootcamp at San Diego’s Camp Pendleton. Paxson will be hosting more clinics in the future, so stay tuned for those dates at PaintballSchool.com.
Additionally, Paxson will be hosting his own series of regional tournaments in the Central and South parts of Florida. He first debuted his one-on-one tournament at Oasis Paintball Park.
Coming up, Paxson will be attending the next CFOA X-Ball Division event at Carolina Paintball Park in China Grove, North Carolina.