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    John McWilliams



    Inductee Information

    Name
    John McWilliams

    Inducted
    1984

    Induction Category
    Builders

    Role

    Coach, Manager, Promoter

    Biography
    From 1936 thru 1948, John coached and managed teams and promoted the
    game of basketball. Although he started coaching at Wesley College, he
    spent most of his coaching and managing career with the St. Andrews
    organization. Teams he coached won Provincial Senior "A" Championships
    in 1937, 1943, 1945, and 1947.

    While Treasurer of the Senior "A" League, John was
    instrumental in arranging for the use of the Winnipeg Auditorium for
    league and playoff games. He also helped organize basketball clinics at
    the Auditorium for Grade 1X students on Saturday afternoons during the
    winter. John enlisted past and present basketball stars to teach the
    fundamentals of the game. This was the introduction of the sport of
    basketball to scores of youngsters, many of whom later became junior
    and senior stars.
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