Inductee Information

John McWilliams


Induction Category


Coach, Manager, Promoter

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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