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    Bud Fraser


    Inductee Information

    Name

    Bud Fraser

    Inducted
    1985

    Induction Category
    Builders

    Role

    Coach, Executive

    Biography
    Bud coached the men’s varsity team at the University of Manitoba for 14 years, starting in 1951. During that time, he made a significant contribution to developing basketball at both the U of M and in the city.

    Prior to his arrival, the U of M had withdrawn from the Western Canada Inter-University Athletic Union, consisting of universities from Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Bud fought for and received permission from administration to renew the U of M’s membership in the WCIAU. He also developed a competitive basketball team, winning three consecutive WCIAU championships in 1955, ’56, and ’57.

    Bud also served on the Executive of the senior men’s league for a number of years. In addition, as commissioner for high school basketball in Winnipeg, he was instrumental in bringing coaches and referees together in the  pre-season to discuss rule interpretations, with the aim of developing a consensus on how the rules would be administered.

    Bud also represented Sport Canada at three Olympic games and two Pan-American Games.   
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