UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. -- The University of Richmond athletic department mourns the passing of former men’s tennis student-athlete Paul G. Nahon, III. Nahon, a Springfield, Mo. native, passed away Thursday morning. He was 20.
“Our hearts go out to the Nahon family for their tragic loss,” said head coach Ben Johnson. “Our team mourns this heartbreaking tragedy. During his tenure at Richmond, Paul contributed greatly to our team’s success and his work ethic was second to none. Paul displayed unbelievable discipline with everything he did and simply made people around him better. He will be deeply missed.”
Nahon was named to the A-10 All-Academic team after amassing 17 wins this past season. Nahon was the first Spider men’s tennis player to be named to the All-Academic team since 2005. Nahon posted a 15-3 mark in singles play as a freshman and won 10-straight doubles matches.
The Glendale High School standout won back-to-back state titles and finished with a career record of 117-7, which still stands as the most wins by a high school player in the state of Missouri. Nahon led his high school team to three conference and district team championships.
University resources are available for those who want to discuss Paul's passing: Richmond College Dean's Office, 804-289-8061, firstname.lastname@example.org; Chaplaincy Office, 804-289-8500, email@example.com; Westhampton College Dean's Office, 804-289-8468, firstname.lastname@example.org; and CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), 804-289-8119, CAPS@richmond.edu.