Paul Childress Death – Buffalo, New York community is mourning the death of a popular strength coach and world record holder in powerlifter who passed away last night. Paul Childress died Friday night after battling a deadly type of cancer. Paul was the current World Powerlifting Organization (WPO) world record holder in 308 lb. weight class with a squat of 1147.5 lb. He was pronounced dead on Friday, September 22, 2023, after battling a colon cancer.
Paul Childress was a 2005 Hall Of Fame inductee and the head strength coach for the Buffalo Bulls. Paul helped lead the Bengals football team to their first ECAC Bowl Championship as well as three consecutive trips to the NCAA Playoffs, he also served as team captain for two years and was an All-American defensive tackle, he completed his career with 126 total tackles, including 17.5 sacks and 21.5 tackles for a loss.
Paul Childress was a respected strength and conditioning coach at university at buffalo. Paul also holds the third best total in the world with 2662.1 lb. According to his professional profile, Paul been into the fitness industry for 25 over years. In 2004, WPO Childress won the 308 and SHW weight classes at the GNC Show of Strength, becoming the first man in the 308 lb. weight class to squat over 1100 lb. Childress led the Buffalo Bulls’ strength and conditioning as its head coach.
Childress was the director of facilities and fitness management at Total Health and Fitness before coming to UB. He also works as a consultant for Elite Fitness Systems, a company that makes and distributes equipment for powerlifting. He has helped over twenty-eight professional athletes improve their strength, nutrition, performance, and conditioning thanks to his work with them. In addition to his master’s degree in physical education from Canisius, Childress holds a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness from Buffalo State. While playing football for Buffalo State, he earned three All-American honors.
I said goodbye to my friend today, a kiss on the forehead and a squeeze of the hand was all I could do to offer comfort for all that you had given me over the past 45 years…Paul Paul Childress, my plus one for many years, the guy that never said no to my stupid ideas, the one I would call when I needed to vent and needed someone to agree with me, the guy that I know had my back, passed away…the memories will always make me smile but today I am sad and will be for a while…I am sad for his family, his 2 kids, his wife, his friends, and those that he has touched in some way…I am just sad…I will miss you a ton Fatass…
Paul appeared many times as a guest speaker at various high school powerlifting championships. He was a dedicated husband of Alicia Childress. The death of Paul was received in shock by the community especially those whom he impacted during his lifetime.
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