Rich Paulhus joined the Laser Softball program in spring 2015 after spending 15 years at Framingham State University. Twelve of those years were as head coach where he set the all-time wins mark at 194. His team qualified for the post season eight times, competing in four conference championship games with one title and NCAA regional appearance in 2007.
Paulhus picked up his 200th career victory on April 11th, 2015 as the Lasers defeated Rivier University by a score of 4-2.
Coach Paulhus' teams had eight consecutive winning seasons in the conference and back-to-back 20-win seasons in 2006, 2007, and 2014. During his time at the helm of FSU's softball program, Paulhus has had 30 players voted to the All-MASCAC teams, including three confernece Rookie of the Year accolades.
Prior to and during his coaching at FSU, coach Paulhus was a part of the Mass Pressure Softball Junior Olympic travel program. The program placed youth student-athletes into college programs, where they finished twice in the top ten at the FAST Nationals in Orlando, Fla. and appeared in one top ten at the PONY nationals in Virginia.
Paulhus currently resides in Whitinsville with wife Lisa and children Shane and Lexie.