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    Art Leach


    Inductee Information

    Name
    Art Leach

    Inducted
    1994

    Induction Category
    Builder


    Role
    Coach

    Biography
    Art started his coaching career in 1945 at Glenlawn Collegiate, while
    teaching at Glenwood Junior High. The team did poorly. Art's reaction
    was to spend the summer planning, reading, and developing an approach
    to the game. The result was that in a few years there was basketball
    program in St. Vital from elementary through high school, a program
    that focused on skill development. The Glenlawn teams, both boys and
    girls, were now consistently among the top teams in the province. The
    varsity boys' teams were Provincial Champions in 1952 and 1953.

    Committed to providing an outlet for players graduating from
    Glenlawn, Art, with the help of others, created the St. Vital "Grads",
    an organization which provided the opportunity for St. Vital youth to
    play organized basketball at the bantam, juvenile, and junior age
    levels.
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