Inductee Information
NameMike Spack
Induction CategoryBuilder
RoleCoach, Administrator, Referee 


For over 65 years, Mike has nurtured the development of basketball as an administrator, coach, and referee. He was instrumental in reviving the Brandon senior men’s league and introducing provincial masters play. He also organized an after-school program for Grade 4 – 6 students where teams were coached by high-school students and mentored by him. Mike coached various teams at different levels in Winnipeg and Brandon, from high school to university, most notably the Brandon Bobcat women. He also refereed for many years. In recognition of his work as a coach, administrator, and referee, the Manitoba Coaches’ Association inaugurated the Mike Spack Award in the 1960’s, in recognition of individuals who have contributed significantly to the development of basketball in Manitoba. Spack was also the first commissioner for the Manitoba Basketball Officials’ Association and the Manitoba Secondary Schools Athletic Association. Mike is a current member of the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame as a player and a team member. He is the first person ever to be inducted into all three categories in our Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame.

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