Basketball BC Hall of Fame
HALL OF FAME BIOGRAPHIES
HALL OF FAME MEMBERS ARE LISTED BY CATEGORY (ATHLETE, COACH, OFFICIAL, BUILDER, AND TEAM) AND BY YEAR OF INDUCTION
- Five-time National Champion with UBC and the Vancouver Clover Leafs
- Represented Canada at two World Championships and was the captain of the 1956 Canadian Olympic Team
- Member of the BC Sports Hall of Fame
- 1994 BC High School Basketball Player of the Year after leading Hatzic Secondary to the AA Provincial Title
Played for Simon Fraser University from 1994-1998
- Won four PNWAC conference titles, made four appearances at the NAIA National Championships and one appearance at the NAIA Final Four
- Named to the PNWAC All-Conference Team twice and a NAIA Second Team All American in 1998
- Played for the National Team from 1998-2001 and helped them win a Pan-Am Games Silver Medal and qualify for the 2000 Sydney Olympics
- Joins her father Ken McKenzie in the Hall of Fame
Played for the University of Victoria from 1986-91
- Five-time Canada West All-Star and three-time All-Canadian
- McKay remains the program’s all-time leading scorer, averaging 18.4 ppg during his career.
- After finishing his career in the CIS, McKay went on to play 16 years abroad in Hungary, Belgium, Austria, Spain, France, Portugal, Mexico, and Taiwan.
- He was also apart of the Canadian National Team for 10 years (1985-1995).
Played for the University of Victoria from 1981-1985
- Four Time National Champion
- National Tournament MVP 1985
- Was named a CIAU (CIS) All-Canadian, and Basketball B.C. Player of the Year in 85
- Canadian National Team Player for 7 years
- Played professionally in Europe 1985-89
- NAIA All-American at Simon Fraser University (1999, 2000) and a NAIA Tournament MVP (2000)
- Named the Sport BC University Athlete of the Year (2000), and the Canada West Female Athlete of the Year (2002)
Canadian National Team Player for 13 years
- Starter from 2001-2012
- Represented Canada at Two Olympic Games
- Represented Canada at the World Championships and Pan Am Games
- Played professionally in Europe 2002-04
CIAU's (now CIS) Most Outstanding Player in 1982 for the University of Victoria
- Averaged 16.5 points, on 47 percent shooting and a league-leading 95 percent free-throw shooter
- Three-time Canada West All-Star (1981, ‘82, ‘83)
- Member of Canada's National Team for 6 years
- Inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame (2012)
- Named BC High School 'Player of the Decade' (1960's) by the Vancouver Sun
- One of three players who has been named back-to-back MVPs in B.C. high school boys basketball tournament history
- Awarded a full-ride scholarship to Washington State after high-school graduation and played for the NCAA Division I Cougars from 1961 to '65
- Was MVP of the 1968 Canadian Senior Men's Championship team
- Set a freshman scoring record in his first year at SFU (1976)
- Is a member of the SFU 1,000 point club
- Played for the Canadian National Team (1977/78)
- Enshrined in the Welland Sports Wall of Fame in 2007
- Star Forward for SFU in the early 1970’s for 3 years
Finished up her career Laurentian University with a National Championship in 1975
- All Canadian in 1975
- Played for the Canadian Women's National team from 1972-1976 including the 1976 Montreal Olympics
Captured four National Championships (1979, '80, '81, '82) at the Unversity of Victoria
- Averaged 15.3 points per game and named CIAU Tournament MVP in 1982
- 1982 CIAU (CIS) 2nd Team All-Star
- Two-time Canada West 1st Team All-Star (1981, '82)
- Never missed a regular season game, playing a total of 90 straight games
- 1983 Captured gold for Jr. Canadian Men's National team at the World Student Games in Edmonton, AB
Captured three National Championships (1980, '81, '82) at the University of Victoria
- Career Average of 15.3 points and 7.1 rebounds a game
- 1981 CIAU Tournament MVP
- Two-time CIAU (CIS) All-Canadian (1979, '82)
- Three time Canada West First Team All-Star
- 1981 CIAU (CIS) Player of the Year
- 1979-82 Canadian National Team Member
- Set a UBC record for most points in a season (1934/35) and became the first UBC Thunderbird to average at least 10 points per game
- Was instrumental in leading the UBC Thunderbirds to the Canadian Senior Basketball title in 1937
- A member of five Canadian championship teams: the 1936-37 UBC Varsity team, the 1937-38 Vancouver Westerns, the 1938-39 Vancouver Mapleleafs, the 1946-47 Vancouver Meralomas, and the 1947-48 Vancouver Clover Leafs.
- Played for the 1945/46 UBC Men's team, the first Canadian team to win an American Inter-Collegiate Conference Championship
- Played for the Vancouver Hornets in the Pacific Coast Basketball League
- First white player to wear the Globetrotters’ famous jersey in 1941
- Was a 2nd Team BC Provincial Championship All-Star in 1960, despite playing only three games in the tournament
- Was selected to the 1965 Canadian National Men's team and was a leading scorer and rebounder
- Played for UBC in the mid 1960’s
- Played for the Univrsity of Victoria and won the CIAU (CIS) championship in 1984
- Drafted 43rd overall by the Chicago Bulls in 1984
- Was the top rebounder for the 1984 Olympic tournament with the Canadians finishing the tournament in fourth place.
- Was selected to several Canadian National Teams from 1983-1996
Played 12 seasons in Europe
- Played on FC Barcelona team when they won the European Cup Winner's Cup in 1986
- Won 2 Greek Championships and 2 Greek Cups in 1988, and 1989
Michelle Hendry (2009)
Won three Conference Championships at Simon Fraser University from 1988-1992
- Held SFU’s all time scoring record with 3,152 points
- Two time NAIA Player of the Year
- Three time NAIA All American
- Played a total of 110 international games with the Canadian Senior Women's National team from 1988-2003 inclusing the 2000 Sydney Olympics
- Played 15 seasons of professional basketball in Germany
JD Jackson (2009)
Played for the University of British Coumbia from 1986-88 and 1989-92 where he holds numerous records including:
- Most career points – 3,585
- Most points in a season - 945
- Most points in a game - 51
- Was a CIAU (CIS) All-Canadian four years in a row, and CIAU Player of the Year in 1991 and 1992
- One of only 4 players in CIAU history to score more than 2,000 career points
- Played for Both the Junior and Senior Men’s National Teams
- Competed at a World Championship where he guarded Michael Jordan
Barb Robertson (2009)
- Played for the University of British Columbia from 1959-1964, where she won two consecutive Western Canadian titles
- Was selected to the first ever Canadian Women's National Team, that wob a bronze medal at the 1967 Pan Am games
- Was credited with introducing the jump shot to women’s basketball at UBC, dispelling the theory that women weren’t capable of executing this particular shot
- Began her coaching career while still an Education student, taking the reigns of the UBC Junior Varsity team and coaching it for the next 10 years
Gary Smith (2009)
- Led the North Surrey Spartans to a Fraser Valley Championship and a 4th place finish in the BC Provincial Championships in 1965
- Played for the Canadian National Men's Team from 1971-1973
- A gold-medal winning basketball player in the World Masters Men’s Basketball League
Dave Way (2009)
- Won four WCIAU Championships with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds (1959-1964)
- Played for several Vancouver Inter City Senior A teams from 1966-2000, and was named to an All-Star team every year
- Awarded the Bobby Gaul Memorial Trophy by UBC for his leadership and sportsmanship
Angie Dobie (2008)
- Played for the University of British Columbia in 1967
Played for the Canadian Women's National Team from 1968-1975
- Played at the 1972 Pan Am Games and the World Championships
- Won a gold medal at the Canada Games with the BC Provincial Team in 1975
- Played at three World Master Games from 1994-2005 winning two gold medals
Bob Hieltjes (2008)
Played for Simon Fraser University from 1983-1987 where he was team captain for three seasons
- Scored 2,364 career points, averaging 19.7 points per game
- Named NAIA District 1st team all-star three times
- Bob has played professionally in Germany and New Zealand
- Was the 1997 Basketball BC male adult player of the year
Alan Kristmanson (2008)
- Played for Simon Fraser University from 1980-1984
Played for the Canadian National Team from 1987-1992
- Including the team that placed 6th at the 1988 Olympics
- He scored 25 points against the USA Dream Team during the 1988 Summer Games
- Alan played and coached in the New Zealand Professional League in 1986.
Ken McKenzie (2008)
Played for the University of Montana where he was a two time Big Sky MVP
- Led his team into the NCAA tournaments first round of the Sweet 16
- Played eventual tournament champions UCLA losing 67-64 with 22 points and 12 rebounds
- Played on the Canadian National Team from 1972-1976
- Was drafted by Seattle Supersonics in the 75th NBA draft (138th overall)
Mark Staley (2008)
- Set the Simon Fraser University record for most points scored by a guard
- Is the 6th ranked all-time scorer at SFU, scoring 1445 points in only two seasons
- Was the only Canadian player to make the Vancouver Nighthawks
- MVP and 1st team all star 1982 U21 Men's Nationals
Alex Devlin (2007)
- Received an invitation to the NBA Portland Trailblazers rookie camp in '73
- Was an NAIA All-American and All-Star while attending Simon FRaser University
- Was a member of the Canadian National Men's Team from 1972-1976, and participated in the 1976 Olympics
- Devlin was a member of Canada's fourth-place finishing team at the 1976 Olympics Games
Bev (Bland) Preston (2007)
- Was a member of the 1972/73 UBC Women's Team, which won the Canada West and CIS championships with a season record of 24-1
- Was apart of the team when they reached the CIS final four for the national championship, UBC won the two game playoff series by a combined 117-59 score
- Played for the Canadian National Women's Team from 1975-1976
John MacLeod (2007)
Played for UBC from 1952-1956
- Three time Evergreen Conference All-Star
- Set records for most points in one season, most career points, best points per game average for season and career, and most points in one game
- Led the UBC team in scoring in 72% of the games he played during his career
- Led the UBC Thunderbirds to the Western Canada Intercollegiate title with a double victory over the highly touted University of Alberta.
- Played for the Canadian National Team at the 1956 Olympics
Sandy Robertson (2007)
Played for UBC from 1943-1946, winning a Western Canada Championship in 1945
- Named Best First Year Player in 1943 and MVP in 1945
- Sandy was named “Vancouver’s Sportsman of the Year” and UBC’s “Athlete of the Year” in 1946
- Won the 1947 Canadian basketball championships with the Vancouver Meralomas
- Played for Vancouver Clover Leafs from 1948-53 winning four Canadian championships
- MVP in 1948
Carol Turney Loos (2007)
Played at UBC in 1973-75
- Led UBC to a CIAU Women's Canadian National Championship in 1974
- Was a 1st Team All-Star at the Canada West Championships in both of her first two years with UBC
- Presented the Marilyn Pomfret Award as UBC's 1974/75 Female Athlete of the Year.
- Held the single game scoring record of 37 points for 52 years
- She is one of only five UBC women to play basketball for Canada at the Olympics
- She still holds the three UBC scoring records
Howard Kelsey (2007)
- In university he lettered twice and started at Oklahoma State, then earned Conference MVP honours at Illinois’ Principia College, where he finished as the third leading scorer nationally amongst NCAA small colleges (29.2 ppg
Played 11 years on the Canadian National Team, including participating in the 1984 Olympics (also a 1980 Olympian)
- Appeared in over 400 games when Canada was consistently ranked in the world’s top-five
- Was the BCABA male player of the year in 1981
- He played for Leones Negroes in Guadalajara, Mexico, averaging over 29 career points per game
Derek Sankey (2007)
Played at the University of British Columbia from 1967-1970
- Won two CIAU National Championships (1967, '70)
- 1st team all Canadian 1970
- Played for the Canadian National Team from 1970-1976
- 1970 world championships; World University Games
- 1972 Olympic qualification tournament
- 1975 Pan American Games
- 1976 Olympic team 4th place finish
Rita Bell (2006)
- Won four BC championships at the intermediate and senior level with the Vancouver IXL basketball team from 1939-41
- Won eight Canadian Senior A women’s basketball championships and the eight BC provincial titles preceding them with the 1942-46 Vancouver Hedlunds, 1947 Vancouver Nut House, and 1953-54 Vancouver Eilers. She qualified to travel with the Vancouver Eilers and compete at the first Pan American Games in 1955 in Mexico, but was unable to attend due to injury.
- She was offered professional contracts from Abe Saperstein, owner of the Harlem Globetrotters, and the Chicago Bluebirds Club.
Art Chapman (2006)
- Won 6 BC provincial basketball championships between 1933-46 as a member of the powerhouse Victoria Blue Ribbons, known as the Victoria Dominoes after 1936
- He also won five Canadian Senior A men’s championships with the Blue Ribbons (1933 and 1935) and the Dominoes (1939, 1942, and 1946).
- Led the Canadian basketball team to a silver medal in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
- In 1936, Chapman, his brother Chuck, and Doug Peden joined the Windsor Fords basketball team representing Canada at the Olympic Games in Berlin. The Canadian team went on to win a silver medal, losing the gold medal final by one point.
- Chapman was the playing coach and manager of the 1947-48 Vancouver Hornets, Vancouver’s first professional basketball team
Gerald Kazanowski (2006)
Played for Uvic from 1979-1983 winning four consecutive CIAU (CIS) championships
- Was named a three-time CIAU All-Canadian, and two-time recipient of the Premier's Athletic Award
- Played for the Canadian National Team from 1979-1990
- Including the 1984 and 1988 Olympics
- Three FIBA World Championships in 1982, 1986, 1990
- Won a gold medal at the 1983 World University Games upsetting Team USA that included Charles Barkley and Karl Malone
Averaged 12.6 points per game in the 1984 Olympics second only to Jay Triano’s 14.6
Doug Peden (2006)
- Considered by many to be Canada’s greatest all round athlete of the 1930s and 1940s
Played for the Canadian National Team at the 1936 Olympics, winning a silver medal
- He was originally selected to the team as a spare and became top scorer in the entire Olympic tournament
- He was also the captain and flag bearer of the entire Canadian contingent at the 1936 Olympics
- Won the Canadian Basketball Championship as a member of the Victoria Dominoes in 1946
- He played with the 1934-35 Canadian champion Victoria Blue Ribbons and the 1945-46 Victoria Dominoes.
- He played pro with the Vancouver Hornets in the Northwest Coast League from 1946-48
Bob Pickell (2006)
- Played for the Vancouver Clover Leafs
- B.C tourney First All-Star in 1947
- Played for the University of Portland
Member of the Canadian Nationals team
- Played in the 1952 and 1956 Olympics
Ron Thorsen (2006)
- Led the UBC Thunderbirds to two National Championships
Played at UBC from 1967-1974
Led UBC to a perfect season 20-0 capturing the Canadian Championship in 1970
- Named Tournament MVP, All-Canadian
- Won a second Canadian Championship in 1972
- Led UBC to a perfect season 20-0 capturing the Canadian Championship in 1970
- He is the only UBC player to be drafted by the NBA, going 209th overall in 1973
- Selected to the Canadian National Team playing through the 1970’s
- Played at Pan Am Games, World Championships and Pre-Olympic Tournaments
Nora McDermott (2005)
- Played for UBC from 1945-1949 leading the team to Vancouver Senior ‘B’ Championships in 1947 and 1948
- Played 14 years with Vancouver Eilers basketball teams, winning the Canadian Championship 9 times
- Played for Canada's team at Pan Am Games and World Championships in 1955, 1959, and 1963
- Won a bronze medal at the 1967 Pan Am Games
- She was the first women inducted into the Basketball Canada Hall of Fame as an individual player
Chuck Chapman (2005)
- Led the Canadian basketball team to a silver medal in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin
- Led the Victoria Blue Ribbon and Domino basketball teams to 5 Canadian and 7 BC championships between 1933 and 1946
- As captain of BC’s “Team of the Century,” the 1945-46 Victoria Dominoes, Chuck had the honour of dining with the Queen on the Royal Yacht
- With Chapman as their captain, the Victoria Dominoes went on to win both the 1939 and 1946 provincial and national titles. The 1946 team went undefeated during both the season and the playoffs and was named BC’s “Team of the Century."
Bill Robinson (2005)
- Played 4 years at SFU from 1970-1974
- MVP in 1970 Naismith Classic
- MVP at 1974 WLU Tourney
- MVP at 1974 Carleton Tournament
- All-star at 1975 CIAU Championship
- Named to All-Tournament Team at 1974 World Championship
- Member of Canada's National Team during the 1976 Olympics
Joanne Sargent (2005)
Won four Canada West titles and three national championships with UBC from 1968/69 until 1972/73
- She holds an unofficial record for career assists
- Member of Canada's National Team from 1970 until 1976
- Set the Olympic assist record at the 1976 Olympics
- At the Canadian university championships in Montreal in March 1973, Sargent received a standing ovation from the Montreal crowd
- Sargent's remarkable playing career continued well into the 1990s playing Senior 'B' basketball
Shirley Topley (2004)
- Won ten National Championships in the 1950's and early 1960's as a member of the Vancouver Eilers and Richmond Merchants women’s basketball teams
Represented Canada as a member of the Canadian National Women's Team for 10 years
- Competed in two Pan Am Games
- In 1956, she represented Canada in both basketball and field hockey at the World Games.
- Although it was in softball that she gained the most fame, she also competed on an international level in basketball and field hockey, and dabbled in competitive soccer, track and field, racquetball and bowling.
George Andrews (2004)
Played for the University of Oregon from 1939-1942
- Was named team captain of the Oregon Ducks in the 1941/42 season
- Played for the Vancouver Hornets in the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League from 1946-1948
- Won several Canadian national titles with the Victoria Blue Ribbons and the Victoria Dominoes from 1935-1946
Mary MacDonald (2004)
Played at the University of Toronto in 1951-1953
- Competed for the Blues in Archery (1951-53) and Basketball (championship teams in 1951 and 1953).
- Competed in 10 national Basketball finals, played on six national champion club championship teams and was a member of the Canadian Basketball team at three Pan-American Games.
- Within a two-week period in 1965, she was named Most Valuable Player at the national championship tournaments in both Basketball and Volleyball.
Ilario Pasquale (2004)
Led UVic to five straight CIAU championships
- He stands as the school's all-time leading scorer
- Three-time CIAU all-star
- Had his jersey number 13 retired
- Member of the Canadian national team at various levels over 15 years
- Led the team in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, three FIBA World Championships, and two Pan-American Games
- Drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics 106th overall in the fifth round of the 1984 NBA Draft and played in 3 exhibition games for the team before being released.
Norm Baker (2003)
- Became a member of the Victoria Dominoes at age 16, and would win three National Championships with the team (1939, '42, '46)
- The youngest player ever on a Canadian senior national championship team
Turned pro in 1946 and played for the Chicago Stags, the 1947-48 Vancouver Hornets, and the 1949 New York Celtics (touring opponent of the Harlem
Globetrotters), and the 1950-51 and 1952-53 Boston Whirlwinds. In 1948, he joined Portland for post-season play in the pro world championships.
- Was the only non-American on a team billed as “The Stars of the World” that went on a thirteen nation tour of Europe and Africa in 1950. Baker was voted Canada’s “Outstanding Basketball Player of the Century” in 1950.
Darlene Currie (2003)
- Played in three Pan-American Games—1959, 1963 and 1967 in Winnipeg where Canada won a bronze medal.
- Coached the Canadian Women's National team
- Won three national senior women’s basketball titles in the 1960s
- She played on a team called the Retreads which won the first World Masters Championships in Edmonton in 1985, took silver in Denmark in 1989 and Bronze in Portland in 1998
- The Retreads reorganized to win the 2005 title again in Edmonton
Lars Hansen (2003)
- Started at Centennial Secondary School then went to the University of Washington
- Was selected in two NBA Drafts: first in 1976, by the Chicago Bulls, and then in 1977, by the Los Angeles Lakers
- Made his NBA debut in 1979 with the Seattle Supersonics
- Was named Player of the Year and scoring champion of the FIBA First Division Spanish League in 1981
Mike Jackel (2003)
Played with Simon Fraser University from 1978 to 1982
- 1940 points
- Two time NAIA District All-Star (1981 & 1982) and NAIA All-American (the first Clan to player to achieve this status).
- In the 1981 - 82 season he scored 995 points and led the NAIA with 28.9 points per game
- Played professional basketball in Germany, scoring over 10,000 career points and winning four National Championships and four German Cups.
- Member of the German National Team for 9 years, appearing in three European Championships and winning the 1993 gold medal -- the first German national team to do so
Bev Smith (2003)
Played on the Canadian National Women's Teams starting with the junior national squad in 1977 until her retirement in 1996
- Including the 1984 and 1996 Olympics
- Won a bronze medal at the 1986 World ChampionshipNamed to the FIBA All-World Team after helping the Canadian Team claim the bronze medal at the 1979 World Championship in Seoul, Korea
- Played and coached internationally in Italy for 15 years
- Played at the University of Oregon where she was a two time All American and GTE Academic All-American
Jay Triano (2003)
- Played at SFU from 1977-1981 where he broke or equaled eleven school men's basketball records, including having the most career points with 2,616
Was a national team player from 1977 to 1988
- Captained the team from 1981 to 1988
- Played in the 1984 and 1988 Olympics
- Led the Canadian team that won Gold at the 1983 World University Games
- Played three seasons of professional basketball, two in Mexico and one in Turkey
- Was drafted in the eighth round of the 1981 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, but never played in the NBA
- Was also drafted by the Calgary Stampeders in the sixth round of the CFL Draft
Ken Dockendorf (2015)
· Long-time coach at Maple Ridge Secondary (1970-present)
· Won a BC High School Boys Championship in 1986 with Maple Ridge Secondary
· Recipient of a 2014 Sport BC President’s Award
· Major Contributor to the BC High School Boys Basketball Association for over 40 years
Bruce Enns (2014)
- In his 15 seasons as UBC men’s basketball head coach, Bruce re-built the Thunderbirds program into national contender and helped resurrect a program that enjoyed a level of excellence that’s has continued to the present
- In Enns second season he guided the Thunderbirds to the CIAU national championship game appearance after winning the Canada West title and ending the streak of seven straight national titles by the University of Vicoria
- After that season he was named the Sport BC Coach of the Year (across all sports)
- Enns was named the CIAU Coach of the Year three times (1990, 1991, 1992) while at UBC
- He also won the honour once at the University of Winnipeg, giving him four in all, the second most in Canadian University Men’s Basketball history
- He was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001
- Bruce also served as an assist coach of the Canadian national team program under three different senior men coaches
Allison McNeill (2013)
SFU Women’s Basketball Coach for 13 years
- Record 363-79
- Head Coach of the Canadian National Women's Team from 2001-2012
- 2012 Olympic Games top 8
- McNeill’s players were named NAIA All-Americans 15 times, while two were named the NAIA Player of the Year
- Assistant Head Coach for the University of Oregon from 2001-2005
- Basketball BC Head Coach Centre for Performance
- Has given clinics at all levels of coaching, having mentored over 1000 coaches
Rich Chambers (2013)
- Coached for over 40 years at many levels
- Numerous Canada Basketball Coaching appointments including U19 World Championship Team
- Has held coaching positions at UBC, SFU, and UVic
- Chambers has won many coaching awards including the Tom Tagami Award (2008), B.C. High School Coach of the Year (2003, 1985) and Gary Scott Award for coaching excellence (1998)
- Centre for Performance Head Coach for Basketball BC
Tim Frick (2013)
- Has been inducted into the Canadian Wheelchair Basketball Hall of Fame four times as a part of four different teams (1992, 1996, 1998, 2002)
- Head Coach of Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team from 1990-2009
- Tim Frick is widely recognized as one of the world’s greatest wheelchair basketball coaches of all-time.
- He led Canada to an astounding decade-long undefeated streak in major international competition, including an unprecedented three consecutive Paralympic gold medals (1992, 1996, 2000) and four consecutive World Championship titles (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006).
Rich Goulet (2012)
- Coached at the Grade 7 (1965-1968) Grade 8 and Junior levels on numerous occasions, several times coaching three different teams the same year
- Founded and administered Steve Nash Youth Basketball in Pitt Meadows
He has been a Senior Boys’ coach since 1971
- 10 years at St. Thomas More (9 as a senior coach)
Past twenty-eight years at Pitt Meadows
- BC AAA Champions in 1989 and 2000
- Has won six provincial titles
- Coached 11 BC Provincial teams
Bruce Langford (2012)
Coaches at SFU from 2001-present
- Won 5 CIS National Championships as SFU Head Coach
- Coached 21 years in the B.C. school system, where he coached in Langley and then at Mission, Hatzic and Heritage Park
- At Hatzic, Langford won a provincial AA championship in 1994
In 1998, began his first season at Heritage Park, where he was the architect of one of the strongest high school programs in B.C. history
- Two straight AAA Provincial Championships and in 2001 a Reebok National Championship after completing an undefeated season.
- Won two BC Summer Games Gold Medals and two Canada Summer Games Gold Medals
Jake Braun (2011)
Coached at MEI for 8 years
- Won four Fraser Valley championships
- One Jr. Boys Provincial championship
- Two Sr. Boys Provincial championships
- Accepted a coaching job at TWU in 1970
- Transforming the team from perennial underachievers to winning championships over colleges ten times their size in a span of four years.
- Jake Braun introduced his ‘system’, now known as a shuffle offence In addition, one should not overlook the fact that he coached every boys’ team and used his PE classes liberally for additional ‘practices’
Gordon Herbert (2010)
Started coaching career in 1996 coaching all across Europe
- Won the German title in 2004 with Opel Skyliners
- French cup in 2007 and Finish cups in 2009 and 2010
- He was an assistant for the Toronto Raptors in 2008/09
- He coached the Georgian National Team in 2005/06
- Coach of the Finnish Junior National Team from 1995-1997
- Assistant coach for the Canadian National Team at the World Championships in 2002
Joe Kupkee (2010)
- Coached both boys and girls in the BC school system for 18 years
- Had back to back undefeated seasons with the Salmon Arm Jewels in 1977 and 1978.
- Influenced many people including basketball players and coaches Allison McNeill and Bev Smith
Bill Disbrow (2009)
Has coached at Richmond High for over 30 years
- Appearing in ten BC AAA Provincial Championships
- Winning a record 5 BC AAA Provincial Championships
- 5 BC MVP’s, 25 All-stars
- Coached players to University, NCAA and Canada National Men’s teams
- His 1988 Richmond Colts team was named the top BCHSBBA boys team of all time by The Province.
- and many players who have gone on to play in the NCAA and on the Canada national men's basketball team
Lance Hudson (2009)
- Coached various teams in the Vancouver Senior Men's League from 1945-1965
- Was the head coach of the National Team that represented Canada in the 1956 Olympics where they won a silver medal
- Coached many youth basketball players
Duncan McCallum (2009)
Coached at Langara from 1970-1991
- Had a 70% college coaching win average, and is one win shy of 500 wins
Led Langara 10 Provincial Championship titles
- 7 consecutive titles from 1974-1980
- 5 National Championship silver medals
- Won the Order of the Falcon Award (In recognition of dedication, integrity, respect & excellence to the Langara Athletics program) from Langara in 2002
- Has a Scholarship named after him, DUNCAN MCCALLUM ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP is for students who are enrolled at Langara College
Gary Taylor (2008)
Coached at Oak Bay High School throughout the 1960’s
- Won Island Championships in 1961, 1965, 1967, 1968 and 1969
- Won two BC Boys Provincial Championships in 1964 and 1968
- Coached very successful swimming and track and field teams at Oak Bay.
- Coached at Uvic from 1973-1977
- Won a Canada West title in 1975
Jon Lee Kootnekoff (2007)
- Has coached numerous players who have played on Canada’s national team during the last 45 years
- He has played on and coached six senior “A” basketball teams to the Canadian Championships
- He coached the SFU Clansmen men’s basketball team for 10 years
- He is a leader in the self-esteem movement with a message that speaks to all and is relevant to people from all walks of life, including: corporate boardrooms, First Nations communities, schools, community groups, sports teams, and classrooms.
Ken Shields (2006)
Coached UVic from 1978-1989,
- Won 7 consecutive CIS championships
- Named CIS Coach of the Year three times with the Vikes and once during the 1970s and his six years as head coach of Laurentian University.
- Basketball coach with the most wins in CIS men's basketball history with UVic
- Coaches the Canadian National Men's Team for five years (1990-1994)
- In 1999 he was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame and was awarded the 2007 James Naismith Award by Canada Basketball, for a significant lifelong contribution to basketball in Canada
Al Bianco (2006)
Coached the Salmon Arm Jewels
- Made the BC Provincial Championships 13 years in a row 1958-1970
- Won 7 BC Provincial Championships during that span
- Won a BC Senior 'B' Championship for Women with the Jewels in 1962
Kathy Shields (2005)
- Has won 8 national CIAU (CIS) titles in her 22 years with UVic
- Won two CIAU Coach of the Year awards
- 21 of Shields’ athletes have been named CIS First or Second Team All-Canadians and she was twice-named CIAU/CIS Coach of the Year and nominated Canada West Coach of the Year an incredible nine times.
- Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001. In the fall of 2007 the University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams played their first “Shoot for the Cure” event, an initiative that was launched as a result of Shields’ battle with breast cancer. It has grown from a single event in Victoria to a cross-country CIS campaign that has raised over half a million dollars in donations ($512,394.58).
- Team Canada Coach from 1981-1984
Stan Stewardson (2005)
Coached at North Delta High School in 1964
- In eight seasons, his record as a Senior Boys coach was 241 wins and 68 losses
- He won league championships in six of these eight years.
- Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Metro Vancouver Basketball Foundation in 2004
- Built Simon Fraser University men's basketball into a winning program in two separate decades. Stewardson guided the Clan to successful seasons once in in the 1970s and again in the 1980s on both occasions taking the team from single-digit victories to 20-win seasons.
- Stewardson coached 11 national team players and 16 went on to professional careers, including B.C. hall of fame player Jay Triano.
Peter Mullins (2004)
Coached at UBC for 20 years setting a record for longest serving UBC basketball coach
- Won 7 Canada West Championships
- Won two Canadian University Championships in 1970 & 1972
- Coached Canada’s National Team where he piloted a new four-year program of selection and training of Canadian players in preparation for the 1971 Pan-Am Games and the 1972 Olympics
Mike Thomson (2014)
- A basketball official for 35 years, including 20 years of international officiating.
- Officiated 9 CIS Men’s National Championship games.
- He was named British Columbia Sports Official of the Year in 2000.
- Officiated in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
- Officiated the Men’s Gold Medal Game at the 2003 World University Games in Daequ, South Korea.
- He also officiated in the USA Basketball Olympic Men’s Team Training Camp in Jacksonville, Florida in 2004.
Dean McKinnon (2013)
- Refereed both Wheelchair and Stand-Up basketball for over 40 years
- Officiated at High School provincials, universities, Canada Summer games, international wheelchair tournaments and stand up basketball
- BC Wheelchair Basketball Official of the Year in 2000, 2005, 2010
- 2003 – J.A. “Wink” Willox award by CABO
Bill Lynes (2011)
Refereed from 1948-1978
- Officiated over 3000 total games during that time
- Officiated at all levels throughout the Lower Mainland, as well as nationally and internationally
- High School, college, junior college, senior men, and senior women
- Refereed 120 games a year on average
Bob Ogden (2010)
- In 1968 joined Vancouver and District Basketball Officials
- Refereed more than 3000 games during his 30 year career as an official
- Refereed for FIBA and the United States Basketball Federation
- Created the WACO (Western Association of Collegiate Officials) later becoming the WABO (Western Association of Basketball Officials)
Bill Crowley (2010)
Started refereeing in Ontario in 1968
- 22 years at the CIS level
- FIBA carded official for 12 years,
- 3 world championships, 2 pre Olympic tournaments, a number of other international events
- Has refereed for NAIA and NCAA, as well as internationally
- President of BCBOA
- Recipient of CABO “Ted Earley & Wink Willox” awards
Harold Cronk (2006)
- Winner of the CABO “Wink” Willox Award in 1998
- Life member of the BCBOA
- Officiated the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament in Yokohama, Japan
- Has dedicated a lot of time and effort to the sport of basketball for more then 50 years
Bob Hall (2005)
- Began officiating in 1949 in Port Alberni
- In 1952 he organized the Chilliwack chapter of Basketball Officials
- He was the first educator and traveled through the Fraser Valley conducting officiating clinics
- In 1953 he organized the Kelowna Basketball Officials Association and created the Interior Referees Association
- Recognized with the Ted Earley award, the highest national award bestowed on a Canadian official
John “Wink” Willox (2003)
- Received the “Ted Early Award” in 1982, Canada’s most prestigious award for basketball officials
- In the early 1940s, when he began to officiate basketball games, there were no rulebooks readily available. He personally bought two hundred rulebooks from the US, distributed them throughout BC, and during the next eight years spent his annual holidays conducting clinics throughout the province.
- Was the co-founder of the Vancouver & District Basketball Referees Association from 1942-48. He was the founder and executive member of the BC Basketball Officials Association
- Was one of the founding directors of the BC Sports Federation, known later as Sport BC
- The “Wink Willox Award” was created in his honour, awarded to individuals who made noteworthy contributions over an extended period to the advancement of basketball officiating at provincial and national levels.
Howard Tsumura (2015)
- As a journalist, Howard has covered basketball at all levels from high school to professional.
o Started his career working for local papers in BC, before joining The Province in 1990
o For The Province, Howard has covered high school sports, The Vancouver Grizzlies and the NBA, and college and university basketball.
- His focus on covering basketball has been instrumental in profiling basketball in BC
Jack May (2015)
- Long-time coach, official and administrator of basketball in the Okanagan
Was the driving force behind the first ever Western Canada Tournament in 1974, which today stands as one of the top high school boys tournaments in Canada
- Served as the Tournament Director of the first tournament and has been involved on the organizing committee since
- Over the years, the Western Canada Tournament has brought some of the top high schools from the Western Canadian provinces to Kelowna
· Recipient of numerous awards including:
o The Bob Giordano Memorial Award for his voluntary service to amateur sport in Kelowna
o The J.A. “Wink” Willox Award of Merit from the Canadian Association of Basketball Officials
o A “30 Years of Service” Award from the B.C. Basketball Officials Association
o The BC School Sports Honour Award
Larry Street (2014)
- He has coached high school basketball for the past 33 years.
- During his 33 years of coaching he has won 817 games, 379 loses.
- He has taken Notre Dame Secondary, Terry Fox Secondary, Port Moody Secondary and G.P. Vanier Secondary to AAA Boys Provincials.
- He is the only coach to have taken 5 different high schools to the High School BC’s.
- Street has coached the Western Canada Games Men’s BC Team in 1983 in Calgary, they ended up winning the Silver.
- He has also coached the U17 Provincial Girls Basketball Team in 1994 and 1995, they ended up winning the gold medal at the Western Juvenile Games in Edmonton.
Dan Miscisco (2012)
- Given over 1,000 basketball clinics involving over 60,000 participants since 1964
- Wrote “Innovative Basketball” in 1978 – sold more copies than any other basketball book in BC
- Fun has always been the focus at "Dynamic" Dan Miscisco's All-Star Summer Camps. Now Celebrating 43 years of giving youngsters a solid foundation in life skills through basketball, volleyball, multisport and Future Smart motivational camps.
John Buis (2012)
- Played for the North Delta Huskies from 1970 to 1973 and won the 1971 BCHSBBA 'AA' Championship (highest level at that time)
- First Team All Star in 1972 and 1973 at the BCHSBBA 'AA' Tournament
- Played for Vancouver Community College Falcons from 1973 to 1976 and won three BC College Championships, one Western Canadian College Championship and placed second in the first Canadian Community College Championship in 1975
- Involved with the BCHSBBA 'AA' then 'AAA' tournament from 1974 to 1991 as a Games Assistant, Assistant Tournament Director and from 1992 to 2013 was the Tournament Director
- President of Basketball BC from 2000 to 2003 and again from 2005 to 2011
- Represented Canada on the Central Board of FIBA America’s Board of Directors as one of three Canadian representatives from 2006-2010
- Basketball BC Special Merit Award 1996, Sport BC Presidents Award (BC School Sports) 2000, Honourary Member BCHSBBA 2003, Basketball Canada’s Provincial President of the Year in 2007, Life Member Basketball BC 2011 (first one)
- Delta Sports Hall of Fame inductee as a Sport Builder 2010
John Olsen (2011)
- Played at Boise State, UBC, and for the national team
- Was appointed as Basketball BC's first Executive Director in 1972
- Was both a builder and a referee in the Prince Rupert All Native Basketball Tournament
- Got 1st team all star in 1960-62, Prince Rupert, led his team to the finals in 1960
Mel Davis (2011)
- Was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters for 18 years
- Founded the Kitsilano Youth Basketball League in 1998
- After playing basketball professionally, he returned to the NBA and began a long career running player programs; orientating rookies and helping players make a smooth transition to the world post-basketball.
- In 2005, appointed to the position of Executive Director of the National Basketball Retired Players Association.
- Has been involved in such ambitious community service projects as the NBA’s Read to Achieve program.
Jack Pomfret (2008)
- Is UBC's longest serving coach, serving for 37 years (1946-1987)
- Won five Western Canadian championships with men's basketball
- Was an assistant coach for the team that represented Canada at the 1956 Olympics
- At the time of his retirement on December 31, 1987, after 41 years on campus, he was still actively involved, establishing a scholarship fund for UBC students in Human Kinetics.
- Throughout his career as an athlete, coach and one who sought to change and improve athletics at UBC, he felt that teaching kids was the most important responsibility
Harry Franklin Sr. (2008)
- Served as the commissioner of the local Junior Men's League in the early 1960's
- Became the first full-time Executive Director of the Canadian Amateur Basketball Association in 1970
- Harry Franklin was appointed the first executive director and basketball became one of the first sports in Canada to have a governing body with a full-time employee
Stan Stronge (2008)
- Formed the first wheelchair basketball team in BC (the Dueck Powerglides) in 1950
- Instrumental in the foundation of the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association and the Vancouver Wheelchair Basketball Society
- Was the co-founder of the Canadian Wheelchair Sports and Recreation Association in 1967. He was also the principle organizer of BC’s entry of a wheelchair team into the 1967 Pan American Games and did the same for international events in subsequent years until his retirement.
- Was honoured with the Order of Canada in 1981
Ed Pederson (2007)
- A 6'9" center from Cornell University, he played three seasons in the NBL and NBA as a member of the Syracuse Nationals and Tri-Cities Blackhawks
- He was elected into the Sphinx Head Society during his senior year at Cornell University.
- Drafted to the New York Knicks in the 1948 BAA Draft
- 1948-49 NBL Career 63 G, 434 PTS and 6.9 PPG
Bob Osborne (2007)
- Athlete, coach and a founding father of UBC's physical education faculty
- One of the original founders of the CIAU
- Served as national president of the Canadian Amateur Athletic Union
- In 1978 Bob Osborne who three years later was appointed to the Order of Canada, stepped down after 33 years as Physical Education Director completing a distinguished career in UBC sport that spanned five decades
Ken Winslade (2006)
- One of UBC basketball's all-time great guards, was twice Western Canadian University scoring champion and league MVP in 59/60 and 60/61
- An All-Star each year with UBC, led the 'Birds to three Western Canadian championships including an undefeated season in 60/61
- Continues as a volunteer with the BC High School Boys Basketball Association, serving for over 20 years as Tournament Championship Director and as Association Executive Director
- Was inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame in 1996
Barry Stewart (2005)
- Barry’s 40 years of activities include development, administration, coaching, and refereeing
- Has volunteered as a coach for numerous teams at secondary and elementary schools in Abbotsford including Abbotsford Senior, Abbotsford Junior and Middle Schools, St. John Brebeuf, Yale and Robert Bateman
- Has been named a lifetime member of BC High School Sports
- Has coached teams at the BC Games, Western Canada Games and the Canada Games
- Guiding principle is the belief that every individual that wishes to participate in a sport, no matter what his or her level of expertise, should be given the opportunity to play
- He continues coaching and running camps in variety of sports
Bernice Osborne (2005)
- Was the founder and executive member of the BC Basketball Officials Association
- Was the lead administrator of the Victoria Night League for many yuears
Ruth Wilson (2004)
- Coached the UBC Women's team for eleven seasons
- Selected as the coach of the first ever Canadian Women's National Team
- Today, UBC women's basketball is proud to be the beneficiary of the Ruth Wilson Scholarship. Throughout Ruth's extensive and renowned career as a teacher, coach and athlete, she always had a special place in her heart for UBC.
Bill Norton (2004)
- Brother Rice High School winningest basketball coach, and is one of the most well-respected names in Michigan high school basketball circles
- Coaching career consists of 456 victories
- He also served the school in a variety of other roles, including Athletic Director (1968-81), Dean of Students, Director of Development, Science and Health teacher and Head Football Coach (1968)
Russell Gamble (2003)
- He played for the Kitkatia Basketball Team 1947-1953
- He later served as a member of the All Native Basketball tournaments organizing committee from 1960-2006
- Named to All Native Basketball Hall of Fame
Norm Gloag (2003)
- Was the chairman of the Vancouver Basketball Commission from 1951-1975
- He served as manager of the Canadian Olympic men’s basketball team at the 1956 Olympic Games and from 1956-80 was the basketball representative at all six Olympic Games, excluding 1980 when Canada boycotted the Olympic games.
- His executive positions over the years include president of the Canadian Basketball Association, member of the Pan American Games committee, director of the Canadian Olympic Association and member of the board of the Vancouver YMCA.
- In 1975, he was elected “Canadian Amateur Sports Executive of the Year."
Ken Wright (2003)
- Was the founder of the BC High School Boys Basketball Tournament in 1945
- He was an active member of the tournament committee for thirty-six years and on the board of governors for many terms.
- Was the co-founder, president, and honorary life member of the BC High School Boys Basketball Association (BCHSBBA)
- Wright served as chairman of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games track and field officials.
Rodger Morrow (2004)
- 50 year commitment and dedication to BC High School Basketball
- Spent countless hours with basketball not only with his association through Team Skyline but also through his association with BCBOA, Basketball BC, White Rock Christian, the boys and girls high school tournaments, coaches' conferences among others
- An honorary lifetime member of both the BCBOA and the BCHSBBA.
Walt Eilers (2004)
- A local jewelry store owner who sponsored several sports teams including UBC’s in the 1950’s
- Moved from Saskatchewan to Vancouver to finance several sports teams to get his name before the public
1948/49 Vancouver Clover Leafs (2015)
- Defeated Windsor three games to one to win the Canadian National Championship
- The nucleus of the team had won the past two national championships as UBC and the Vancouver Meralomas, so in effect this was the team’s third straight National Championship
- Ron Weber, Bud McLeod, Harry Franklin, Bobby Scarr, Art Stilwell, Bob Burtwell, Jack Pomfret, Bob Haas, Sandy Robertson, Harry Kermode, Bob Pickell, Ole Bakken. Coach/Manager – Ralph Henderson. Trainer – Johnny Owen.
1936/37 University of British Columbia Men (2015)
- Second UBC team to win a Canadian National Championship by defeating the Windsor Fords three games to one
- Members of the BC Sports Hall of Fame and UBC Hall of Fame
-Jim Bardsley, George Pringle, Art Willoughby, Bill Swan, Ed Armstrong, Ralph Henderson, Rann Matthison, Frank Turner, Bill Hudson, Jack Davis, Frank Mitchell. Coach – Maury Van Vliet. Managers – Art Eastman, Art Clarke.
1972/73 UBC Women (2012)
- Won the Canada West and CIS championships with a 24-1 record
- Included seven National Team members, four of whom would later participate in the 1976 Olympics
- 2008 induction into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame
- Bev Bland (Preston), Bev Barnes, Jan Gee (Kainer), Joanne Sargent, Vicki Williams (Jury), Debbie Phelan, Liz Silcott, Wendy Grant, Laurie Watson. Kathy Burdett (Lambert), Peggy Robinson. Coach – Norm Vickery, Manager – Jo Hinchliffe, Manager – Heather Butcher (Lennie)
1947/48 UBC Men (2011)
- This team formed the basis of Canada's 1948 Olympic basketball team. UBC won the pre-Olympic tournament beating the best teams in the country including the top university team. Emerging as the country's best in '48 entitled the 'Birds to represent Canada at the Olympics in London where they finished 9th in the world.
- Opened the season by winning seven of ten exhibition games against US competition
- Won the right to represent Canada at that 1948 Olympics in London
- Bill Bell, John Forsyth, Nev Munro, Dave Campbell, Gordie Selman, Reid Mitchell, Jerry Stevenson, Pat McGeer, Jim McLean, Bobby Scarr, Bob Haas, Harry Kermode, Bob Osborne (coach), Dick Penn (manager), Paul Plant (manager).
1969/70 UBC Women (2011)
- Was the first and only UBC women's team to be the number one university team in Western Canada
- Won the Canadian Senior A Championship final game by 29 points
- Finished the season with 32 wins and 6 loses, what was for record for 37 years at UBC, was the best university team in Western Canada if not the country, in addition to being Canadian Senior 'A' champions
- This team pioneered an era of national dominance in women's basketball
- Wendy Grant, Betty Ross, Jan Gee, Kathy Williams, Linda Willard, Terri McGovern, Brenda McFarlane, Eija Peitso, Carol Schollert, Joanne Sargent, Heather Cranston, Norm Vickery (coach), Ken Shields (coach).
1937/38 Vancouver Westerns Mens Team (2011)
- One of only 2 teams to go undefeated in Canadian playoffs
- Won 10 consecutive playoff games in 5 cities travelling over 3000 miles by train
Team Players (with colourful nicknames)
" Dead Eye" Dick Wright, Al "Cold Hands" Beaton, Archie "Blackie" Neil, Jin "Bugs" Bardsley, Art "Burp" Willoughby, Wally "Dad" Mayers, Jo "Jo-Jo" Ross, Jack "Rookie" Gordon, Emmett "Tyrone" Ritchie, Wick Gray, Doug Gross, Manager Pete Winkler, and Coach Ted Milton
Dueck Powerglides (2009)
- Became the first wheelchair basketball team in British Columbia in 1950
- Began with a small group of friends in a quiet gymnasium at Vancouver’s Western Rehabilitation Centre. Doug Mowat, future BC Sports Hall of Famer Stan Stronge, Jim Mackie, and Walter Schmidt saw a need for a sport people with disabilities could actively play..
- Inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2009
- Team Players:
- John Allen (referee), Pat Bell, Jerry Blair, Lloyd Chamberlayne, Jack Colbeck, Peter Coleman, Dan Cowgher, Vic Cue (coach), Lorne Davidson (trainer), Don Endicott, Bill Gaynor, Charlie Gunn, Mel Hamilton, Bill Inkster, Tom Jenkinson (coach), V. Joseph, Jim Mackie, B. Malcolm, B. Mason, Doug Mowat (manager), Al Noble, Bill Robson, Stan Stronge, Richard Wasnock, Norm Watt (coach), Doug Wilson (manager).
1979/80 UVic Men (2008)
- Posted a 20-0 record during the regular season (first Canada west team to be undefeated throughout the regular season)
- Won the first of UVic's seven consecutive CIAU National Championships
- Captured UVic's first basketball national championship title
- Head coach Shields was named CIAU coach of the year. Turney-Loos and Dolcetti were named tournament all-stars. Turney-Loos was also named First Team All-Canadian. Dolcetti was named CIAU most valuable player (MVP)
- Touring the Pacific Northwest, the Powerglides amassed an impressive record of 74 wins and one loss against able-bodied competition playing in wheelchairs
- Ken Shields - Coach, Norm Vickery – Assistant Coach, Jim Duddridge – Assistant Coach, Bill Chapman – Manager, Ian Hyde-Lay –Captain, Craig Higgins, Gerald Kazanowski, Gregg Kazanowski, Reni Dolcetti, Billy Loos, Chris Hebb, Tom Narbeshuber, Mickey Welder, Eli Pasquale, Bruce Hamilton, Kelly Dukeshire and Ted Anderson
1969/70 UBC Men (2007)
- Is the only UBC basketball team to win a Canadian Championship without losing a single game to Canadian competition
- Posted a 24-0 record, and won the Canadian University Championship final game by 21 points
- Ron Thorsen and Bob Molinski were named to the Western Canadian First All-Star team, Thorsen to the All-Canadian team, both Thorsen and Derek Sankey to the CIAU Championship All-Star Team while the CIAU Championship tournament MVP award went to Ron Thorsen.
- John Mills, Derek Sankey, Terry MacKay, Bob Molinski, Jack Hoy, Stan Callegari, Ron Thorsen, Alex Brayden, Joe Kainer, Rod Matheson, John Hawkins, Peter Mullins (coach), Bruce Jagger (manager), Derek Swain (manager).
1945/46 UBC Men (2006)
- Was the first Canadian team to win an American inter-collegiate championship
- Set a UBC single game scoring record that lasted 50 years
- This team was the first UBC team designed to play primarily intercollegiate competition in the US Pacific Northwest Conference. The change of venue this season was due to the improving calibre of basketball teams UBC was able to send to the floor - obviously too strong for the local Senior ‘A' competition.
- Individually, Sandy Robertson this year established four new UBC records- most points in one season, most field goals in one season, most points in one game and the best points per game average. However, he was not a one-man show. The team in fact was well balanced with players such as Ron Weber, Harry Kermode, Pat McGeer, Ole Bakken, Reg Clarkson and Ritchie Nichol all taking turns in the spotlight.
- Sandy Robertson, Ole Bakken, Ralph "Hunk" Henderson, Harry Kermode, Reg Clarkson, Harry Franklin, Ritchie Nichol, Hal McKenzie, Pat McGeer, Ron Weber, Gordy Sykes, Bob Osborne (coach), Garde Gardom (manager), Dick Penn (manager).
1944/45 Hedlunds (2005)
Won the Senior Women's Championship title
- The score of the final game was 38-34
- The 1945 championship was the fourth for the Hedlunds, who won the title five consecutive years from 1942-46.
- Inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 1989
- Rita (Panassis) Bell, Gladys (Armour) Berry, Faye (Burnham) Eccleston, Timmy (Southcott) Josephson, Joan McArthur, Louise McDermott, Loma McKenzie, Shirley (Gordon) Olafsson, Ella Scowby, Noreen Stoddart, Kay Watson, Bob White (coach), Ruth Wilson.
1945/46 Dominoes (2006)
- During the 1945-46 season, the Victoria Dominoes Senior A men’s basketball team went undefeated in twenty league games. The Dominoes amassed a 12-0 record in the playoffs, capturing the provincial, the Alberta-BC, and the Western Canadian titles.
- Amassed a 14-5 record in exhibition play, which included a victory over the Harlem Globetrotters
- In 1946, they won the Canadian championship for the fifth time, beating the Eastern champion Windsor Assumptions, in three straight games by scores of 53-35, 51-37, and 47-36.
- Were named BC’s Basketball Team of the Century in a media poll in 1971
- George ‘Porky’ Andrews, Norm Baker, Joe Bryant (assistant manager), Art Chapman, Chuck Chapman, Dave Nicol (manager), Stan ‘Busher’ Jackson, Ian McKeachie, Doug Peden, Henry ‘Hank’ Rowe, George Straith, Bobby Van Horne (trainer), Alan Wright.
1929/30 UBC Women (2005)
- 1930 BC champions were considered next to the famed Edmonton Grads this country's and possibly this continent's best women's team. Claim was substantiated as they represented the "West" in the 1930 women's Olympiad winning the world title with an 18-14 victory over France.
- Won the Vancouver and District Women's Basketball Championship with an 8-2 record
- Has been inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame
- Virtually the same team returned to UBC the following year and completely dominated league play. Jean Whyte, Claire Menton, Thelma Mahon, Mary Campbell, Lois Tourtelotte and Marian Shelley in 1930/31 confirmed the quality of the 1929/30 team by winning convincingly in league play (7-1 record) and by again winning the championship of BC.
- Rene Harris, Claire Menton, Jean Whyte, Mary Campbell, Rettie Tingley, Marian Shelley, Lois Tourtelotte, Florence Carlisle, Thelma Mahon, Jack Barberie (coach).