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    B.M."Bert" Jones



    Inductee Information

    Name
    B.M."Bert" Jones

    Inducted
    1983

    Induction Category
    Builders

    Role

    Coach, Administrator
    Biography
    From 1930 until 1959, Bert was very active as a coach and
    administrator. He was President of the St. Andrews Basketball Club from
    1934 thru 1939. At the same time, he was Chairman of the Sunday School
    Basketball League.

    From 1941 to 1945, Bert operated the Manitoba junior and
    juvenile basketball tournaments, and in 1942 and 1943 was the Director
    of the Y.M.C.A. Basketball Leagues.

    Between 1935 and 1950, Bert served on the Executive of the Manitoba
    Basketball Association. He was President from 1943 to 1947. From 1943
    to 1956, he was Manitoba's representative to the Canadian Amateur
    Basketball Association. He was President of the C.A.B.A. in 1952 and
    1953. He also served as the Basketball Commissioner for the M.A.B.A.
    from 1954 to 1959. He also worked with the Manitoba Referees
    Association in the administration of certification exams.

    During this entire period, Bert also coached, starting in 1933
    when he coached a winning team in St. Jude's Intermediate Sunday School
    League. Between 1939 and 1949, he coached in the Junior League, winning
    several championships. While coaching the Lazy "L" Juniors, he took the
    Gordon Bell High School Varsity to several City and Provincial
    Championships. He coached for the next ten years in the Winnipeg "Y"
    Intermediate League.
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