Inductee Information

Dave Guss


Induction Category

Coach. Board Member
Dave Guss coached at the high school, provincial, and college levels.
He coached the varsity boys' basketball teams at Westwood Collegiate
from 1965 thru 1995. During that period, his teams won threes
provincial titles, were provincial finalists ten times and were
conference champions 15 times.
The Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association selected him Coach
of the Year in 1981, '82, and '84. Dave also received the Mike Spack
Award for outstanding contribution to coaching in Manitoba.

Dave coached at the provincial level as a head coach and an
assistant coach. As a head coach, his teams won a silver medal at the
Western Canada Games in 1987 and bronze medals at four of five national
junior tournaments held in 1982, '83, '84, '85, and '87. He was
assistant coach when Manitoba's entry in the 1975 Western Canada Summer
Games won the gold medal.

While coaching at Westwood, Dave also coached at the
University of Manitoba from 1973 thru 1982, as assistant coach from
1973 thru '78 and again in 1980 thru 1982. During the 1978-1979 season
Dave was head coach.

For ten years, Dave served on the Board of Basketball Manitoba as the executive member in charge of Manitoba's Provincial Teams.
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