(1946 – )

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SPORT | Basketball, Minor Baseball, Track & Field

POSITION | Coach, Administrator

YEAR OF INDUCTION | 2006

Builders

Myers, Ed

Ed was an excellent all-round athlete as well as being one of the best baseball players in Ontario. In 1963 at the age of 17 he signed a professional contract as a pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies organization and spent the next 2 years in their system before being forced to retire because of an arm injury. After graduating from Wayne State University and Althouse College of Education in London, Ed returned to Chatham in 1968 to teach, to coach, and to organize athletic events for his school and his community. After retiring from teaching, he is still involved with his community and particularly Chatham Minor Baseball.

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Ed was an excellent all-round athlete as well as being one of the best baseball players in Ontario. In 1963 at the age of 17 he signed a professional contract as a pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies organization and spent the next 2 years in their system before being forced to retire because of an arm injury. After graduating from Wayne State University and Althouse College of Education in London, Ed returned to Chatham in 1968 to teach, to coach, and to organize athletic events for his school and his community. After retiring from teaching, he is still involved with his community and particularly Chatham Minor Baseball.

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Career

1965-74 – minor baseball supervisor for mite through bantam houseleague and travel teams

1971-76 – hockey school organizer for Chatham Maroons

1968-77 – coached football at CCI – was instrumental in restoring this program

1972 – won Kent and SWOSSA championships

1969-78 – coached CCI senior boys basketball

1974 – won OFSAA silver medal

1978-90 – convened Kent and SWOSSA track and field meets

1978-97 – coached CKSS senior boys basketball for 20 years

1978-98 – organized as many as 8 Jaycee sponsored basketball tournaments a year for 20 years – these included senior, junior, midget, and elementary for both boys and girls

1995 – 2002 – coached CKSS senior girls basketball

1995 – won OFSAA Bronze Medal

1998 – won OFSAA Gold Medal

2002 – 2004 – coached CKSS junior girls basketball

1997 – 2012 – convened Chatham Legion track and field meets

has served on executive of Chatham Kent Phys Ed Heads Association and Kent County Secondary Schools Athletic Association


Accomplishments

1985 – as a result of his involvement with the Jaycee basketball tournaments, was made a member of the Honourary Board of Governors of the Canadian Jaycees, becoming only the 60th non-Jaycee in all of Canada to be so honoured

1998 – received the prestigious OFSAA Award for Leadership in Athletics


In Addition

Ed has been active in his community. In 1987 he became a member of the inaugural Board of Directors for Active Living/Participaction Canada and served in that capacity for seven years. As co-chairman of the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex development committee, he was one of the leaders in establishing the first-class championship caliber track and field facility behind Chatham-Kent Secondary School.