(1956 –)

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SPORT | Volleyball

POSITION | Coach

YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2016

Builders

Bartlett, Randy

Randy, was born in the Fletcher/Merlin area. He attended Merlin District High School where he excelled at track and field, basketball, and volleyball, winning three SWOSSAA volleyball championships and two OFSAA championships while playing for coach Mort Giles, an Honoured Member of the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame. He continued his volleyball success at the University of Western Ontario where he led his team to two CIAU championship tournaments and was team captain and most valuable player in his last year. His teaching career took him to Queen Mary Public School, Winston Churchill Public School and Chatham Kent Secondary School where he successfully coached boys’ and girls’ teams.

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Randy, was born in the Fletcher/Merlin area. He attended Merlin District High School where he excelled at track and field, basketball, and volleyball, winning three SWOSSAA volleyball championships and two OFSAA championships while playing for coach Mort Giles, an Honoured Member of the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame. He continued his volleyball success at the University of Western Ontario where he led his team to two CIAU championship tournaments and was team captain and most valuable player in his last year. His teaching career took him to Queen Mary Public School, Winston Churchill Public School and Chatham Kent Secondary School where he successfully coached boys’ and girls’ teams.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
1984 - 2016 

1984 – founded the Chatham Elementary Schools volleyball league

Beginning 1986 v founder and for over 30 years has been director of Volleyball Kent Camp

1989 – 2010 – was senior and junior volleyball coach at CKSS winning 7 OFSAA Gold Medals (5 as head coach, 1 as assistant coach, and 1 as co-coach), 3 silver medals, and 1 bronze – his teams also won 3 SWOSSAA junior girls championships and 1 SWOSSAA junior boys championship

1998 – founded Chatham Ballhawk Volleyball Youth Program

1998 – 2011 – club coach in the Ballhawk program – 2007 – won gold medal in Ontario Volleyball Association Championships 16U girls and silver medal at Eastern Canadian Championships

2010 – 2016 – Volleyball Instructor – Physical Education AQ at the University of Windsor

Beginning in 2014 – has been Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach at Western University who were Bronze Medalists at 2014 – 2015 and 2015 – 2016 OUA Championships

Beginning in 2010 – certification facilitator for Ontario Volleyball Association Developmental and Advanced Developmental coaching clinics



In Addition

Randy has served in various capacities in other local and provincial organizations including Chatham Y Pool Sharks, Cataraqui Scout Camp Volunteer Committee, South Western Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association Board (SWOSSAA), Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA), Ontario Recreational Canoe and Kayak Association, and President of Chatham Ballhawk Volleyball Club.


Awards & Recognitions

1980 – Merlin District High School – Male Athlete of the Decade 1970 – 1979

1990 – Manning Morgan Memorial Award for Recognition of Service and Promotion of Kent County Elementary Schools Athletic Association

1994 – Hillerich & Bradsby Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sport

2005 – OFSAA Leadership in School Sport Award – Girls “AAA” Volleyball – it is given to a teacher/coach who has made a significant contribution to the educational athletic program

2005 – Ontario Volleyball Association – Recognition Award – it is presented to an individual who has been involved in the development of volleyball at the club or provincial level for 5 years or more

2010 – OFSSA Pete Beach Award which is the highest honour given by OFSAA – it is given to one teacher or administrator in each regional association who has used school sports to positively influence students

2010 – CKSS Staff Alumni Award for Outstanding Contribution to Athletics – it is awarded to a retiring staff member for “exceptional service, effort, and leadership in sharing the successes of CKSS athletes and athletics” during his/her career at CKSS

2015 – Ontario Volleyball Association Achievement Award – it is presented to an individual who has an impact on volleyball development at the regional or provincial level for 10 years or more