This page was created to honor and recognize the founder of our league, Paul Hayden. Paul created American Pride Football in 2000 after coaching in other football leagues and recognizing a need for a better environment for kids wanting to learn and play football. Paul's vision was to create a football club that was "Grass Roots" based in addition to imparting a value system that he was taught.....To play with dignity....win or lose.
Paul Hayden's dedication and commitment to American Pride has turned our club into one of the most respected and admired in the Fairfax County Youth Football League. The American Pride family continues to grow every year because of the clubs excellent reputation for making the game a fun learning experience for the kids!
Paul Hayden moved to Florida after the 2005 season, but is still involved with the league giving advice and encouragement along the way. We at American Pride Football recognize Paul as an Honorary Board Member for Life and look forward to improving the club he created.