Paul George Zarynoff

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Paul George Zarynoff, 76, of Cumming passed away Aug. 6, 2011. Born in Grafton, Mass., he was predeceased by his parents, George and Margaret Zarynoff; and brother, Sergay George Zarynoff.
Mr. Zarynoff graduated from Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., and attended Wilbraham Academy in his early years. Mr. Zarynoff served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer, receiving many medals and commendations to include Medal of Honor, Army and Navy Commendation, Bronze Star Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Vietnam Service Medal. After his active duty, he worked as a litigation and security consultant until retirement.
Coach Zarynoff, or Coach "Z" as he is known, was a longtime Cumming resident and he loved coaching football. His experience ranges on the professional level, The United States Football league (USFL), and with the American Football league (AFL). He was one of the co-founders and first commissioner of the World Indoor Football League (WIFL) Arena Football. He had been a featured speaker at national coaching clinics.
Coach "Z" had more than 48 years of coaching experience. He has been a high school coach, re-started the Milton High School middle school football program, and he started the Centennial High School middle school program. Coach "Z" started Pop Warner Football in Forsyth County, and has coached youth football at Northeast, North DeKalb, the Atlanta Colts, and Sandy Springs. He was inducted into the Southern Football League Hall of Fame in 2007 and he was inducted into the North Georgia Football League (NGFL) Hall of Fame in 2008. The NGFL is a Georgia middle school football program comprised of 32 high schools, in Fulton, Cherokee, Cobb, and Douglas counties. Coach "Z" was at Sequoyah High School in Cherokee County for 11 years.
At the semi-pro football level he was head coach of the Atlanta Cowboys, Georgia Pride and Georgia Buccaneers.
In his spare time he was an exceptional artist and author.
He is survived by his wife, Kay N. Allred of Cumming; son, George Paul Zarynoff of Atlanta; son, Mark and Peggy Zarynoff of Cumming; daughter, Donya and Tim Manoville of New Jersey; grandchildren, Zachary, Abigail, Claire, and Libby; and his golden retriever companion, Garrett. He also leaves behind many friends including the brethren of his Quaffers Group who played golf annually for over 30 years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 10, at 2:30 p.m. at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton with the Rev. Mike Britt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in "Coach Z's" memory for a scholarship to a football graduate to help with his college tuition. Mail your donation to Sequoyah Touchdown Club, P.O. Box 4253, Canton, GA 30114.
Condolences may be expressed online at
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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