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 (1936 – 2010)


SPORT | Football, Basketball, Minor Baseball

POSITION | Coach, Official



Dziadura, Gene

At Chatham Collegiate

Coached football for 28 years and is credited with resurrecting the sport at the school after it was disbanded in the early ‘60s because of a fatality

Won one SWOSSA championship

Coached basketball for 10 years ‒ coached track and field for 3 years coached tennis for 5 years

Organized academic and sports awards program which were adopted by other schools

In the Community

For several years refereed high school basketball and high school football

For 3 years coached in Chatham Minor Hockey

For 5 years coached in Chatham Minor Baseball

1959-1976 ‒ was area scout for Philadelphia Phillies ‒ gave baseball clinics to Western Counties Baseball League Coaches ‒ organized tryout camps for local players, bringing in other scouts to watch and evaluate

In 1990s was a baseball instructor for Louisville Slugger out of Wallaceburg

Throughout his life, Gene continued to compete and excel at various sports. From 1970 to 1985, he played Slo-Pitch at the local and provincial level winning an Ontario Championships with the Sports Mart team. He played old-timer hockey. He won a mixed doubles tennis title at the Wheels Racquet Club and a golf championship at Maple City Country Club.

Gene died in November of 2010 at the age of 74 after a long battle with cancer.

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