Paul Nemeth immigrated to Canada in 1927 and after a number of years as an athlete, began a thirty-five year coaching career. Nemeth was involved in coaching, management, and administration at the local through international levels. He received the FILA Gold Star awarded by the World Amateur Wrestling Federation for contributions to the Canadian Wresting Hall of Fame.

Nemeth worked as a wrestling coach for BC Pro Rec Centres from 1938-41. From 1941-59, he coached for various local clubs. Between 1954-69, he coached BC wrestlers to eleven Canadian championships.

He served as president of the BC Amateur Wrestling Association from 1953-71 (excluding 1957-58), where he created the grass roots school wrestling program. Over the same time period he was an active member of the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association, and served as president from 1969-71.

Nemeth served on the Wrestling Committee and Organizing Committee of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games held in Vancouver. Other roles included manager/coach of the Canadian wrestling team at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff, Wales and referee at the 1967 Pan American Games in Winnipeg. He worked as wrestling coach and a lecturer for UBC’s Department of Physical Education from 1959-73.