Paul S. Coaché

Administrative Mate, SSS Nautilus


Paul S. Coaché serves as the Administrative Mate for the SSS Nautilus, Ship 461, and has done so since November 2013.  As the Administrative Mate, Mate Coaché assists the Skipper in carrying out the Ship's program and, in the absence of the Skipper, assumes the duties of the Skipper.  The Program Mate also works closely with the Boatswain's Mate for Administration in carrying out the activities of the Ship as decided upon and organized by the Ship's petty officers.

Paul's interest in Scouting began when his son, Kyle, joined Cub Scout Pack 79 in Perkasie, Pennsylvania, with Paul eventually serving as Den Leader and Cubmaster for Pack 79.  When Kyle bridged over to Boy Scout Troop 79, Paul went with his son, eventually serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 79 prior to joining Ship 461 in November of 2013.  Paul is a fully-trained Den Leader, Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and Sea Scout Adult Leader.  He has also completed his Pennsylvania Boating Safety certification.

During the 2014 boating season, Paul and his wife, Kim, became so enthralled with sailing that they purchased a 1976 22-foot Tanzer sailboat and trailer, which they named Leap of Faith, considering the fact that neither Paul nor Kim was an experienced sailor.  When his Mitsubishi proved inadequate for towing the 3,500 lb Tanzer, the Coachés purchased a used Chevrolet Suburban with adequate power to pull the Tanzer.  During 2014 Paul honed his sailing skills, along with the rest of the Ship's officers and crew, and it was his sailboat, the Leap of Faith, that the Ship transported to Rodney Scout Reservation in July 2014 for its Long Cruise on the Chesapeake Bay.

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This page last updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015