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    Clyde Perry

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    NameClyde Perry
    Induction CategoryBuilder
    RoleCoach, Referee, Organizer  


    Clyde Perry has had a long and storied career in and around basketball. He started as a coach at
    King Edward School in 1953 and later coached at Isaac Newton and Sisler High Schools. In
    addition tho this, he was a referee for many years in the Winnipeg School Division.

    He was on the founding committees for the two high tournaments which became the biggest and
    best in the province - the Fort Garry Invitational Tournament (FGIT) which began in 1960, and
    the Winnipeg Invitational Tournament (WIT) which started in 1976.

    In his long career as a high school principal, especially at Tec Voc from 1974 to 1985 he
    became renowned for supporting coaches in building strong basketball programs.

    In 1985 he received two prestigious awards: the Mike Spack Award from the Manitoba
    Basketball Coaches' Association for his significant contributions to the growth and development
    of basketball in Manitoba and the Provincial Order of the Buffalo Hunt in recognition of
    meritorious service to the youth of Manitoba.

    In 1986, he was presented with the University of Manitoba Board of Governors Distinguished
    Service Award.


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    1. Mr. Perry was my Principal at Tech Voc in 1974 and was the father I didn't have and my friend and supporter and peacemaker between my physical education teacher and myself. HE IS THE BEST! He has made such a positive impact on me that even now all these years latter when I think back I always remember Mr. Perry with such much love and appreciation. I went looking for him and found this July 27, 2016. I hope he is still alive and well. God bless!

    2. Mr. Perry was my Principal at Tech Voc from 1977 until I graduated in 1980. From time to time I think of the times he straightened me out and got me on the right path. I used to smile when I heard his voice over the P.A. system, telling the lazy students by the office, to "have some snap and crackle" during the opening session.


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