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1934 Colored All Stars Baseball Team
1937-38 SR. Maroons
1949-50 St.Clair Maroons
1953 BR.431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1956 BR 431 Bantam Baseball All Stars
1958-59 Rotary JUV. Hockey
1959-60 Senior Maroons
1969-71 S. Elliott Perf Racing
1973 Kinsmen Pee Wee Baseball Team
1974-75 JMSS Boys Basketball Team
1977-78 Chatham Royals Inter. "C" Hockey
1979 Huron & Erie Beverages Midgets
1983-84 & 1984-85 Maple City Jr.Ice Crystals
1985 Chatham Juvenile Baseball Team
1985-86 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1986-87 BR28 Bantams Team
1989-90 CKSS Boys ""AA" Volleyballl Team
1992-93 JMSS Girls Basketball Team
1997 Sun-Out Diamonds Sr. Baseball Team
1998-99 JR.Maroons
Archie Stirling
Arthur Pelkey
Bill Atkinson
Bill Robinson
Bill Stobbs
Bob Weedon
Brian Wiseman
Carrie Carleton (Dillon)
Casey Maynard
Ches Dawson
Courtney Babcock
Leyte Wilson "Copper"
Dale Lahey
Dan Lewis
Dave Allin
Dave Gagner
David Seton
Dennis McCord
Derek Krete
Don Gillett
Don Hinnegan
Doug Allin
Doug Anakin
Doug Melvin
Earl Flat Chase
Ed Myers
Ed Wright
Elaine Hinnegan
Fergie Jenkins
Fran Crummer
Gene Dziadura
George Aitken
George Bruette
Harold Gillies
Harold McFarlane
Herb Wakabayashi
Irma (Grant) Isaac
Jim Maynard
Joe Zimmer
Joe Malo
Joelle Batten-Daigneau
John McKay
Karrie Williams
Keith Crummer
Larry Babcock
Larry Lahey
Lloyd Davidson
Marion (Watson) Stanton
Martin Aarts
Max Lenover
Mel Wakabayashi
Mort Giles
Norman Morris 'Chirp'
Peter Gilbert
Randy Rybansky
Richard Doey
Ron Blommers
Ross Babcock
Ron Coristine
Ross Day
Roy Galloway
Roy Oscar 'Doc' Miller
Sandra Tewksbury
Shae-Lynn Bourne
Shirley Pilson
Smoke, R.S.Reynolds
Tyson Parry
Wilfred  Harding






Birth Date: 1949
From: Chatham, Ontario


Dale was raised in the Merlin area and attended Merlin District High School where he played volleyball for coach Mort Giles. During his 30.5 years of teaching at CKSS, he has devoted countless hours, along with other coaches, to build the school's outstanding volleyball program into one of the best in the province. In addition, he has been instrumental in developing out-of-school volleyball programs for adults and youths in the community.

1873-1998 Volleyball at CKSS

Coached countless Kent championships at all levels (midget, junior, and senior) - in 22 year span (1977-1998) went to 18 OFSAA championships many at a higher level than required - won 2 gold's (1989, 1993) and 4 bronze medals as head coach and 2 gold's (1990, 1991) as assistant coach - convened 2 OFSAA tournaments, 1980, 1990 - 1980's-90's - initiated and convened Kent boys all-star nights

Club Volleyball

Co-founded, with wife Ingrid, Chatham Ballhawks Volleyball Club with teams in men's, women's, coed, boy's, and girl's competitions - from 1975 to 1989, coached men's, women's, and boy's teams - continues now to coach youth boy's and girl's teams - 1982 - player/coach of men's team that won Ontario "A" gold medal and Eastern Canada bronze medal - 1985 - coached women's team that won Ontario "B" silver medal - 1989 - coached women's team that won Ontario "B" gold medal - 2007- 08 he co-coached a beach girls doubles team in Provincials and Nationals

1976 - Founded Southwestern Ontario Men's and Women's Leagues

He convened and coached in until 1989 - 1991 until present - convener and often coach in Region 3 18U Boy's Developmental League - 1991 co-coached, with Ingrid, Boy's Ontario Summer Games team to gold medal - 1996-2005 - coach at Tim Horton's Summer Volleyball Camp - 1980-85 - coach at Olympia Volleyball Camp at Huntsville - since 1976 - Ontario Volleyball Association Provincial Official - 1976-1990 - ran local officials' clinics for OVA - 2001-2008 - founder and president of Chatham-Kent Volleyball Officials Association with responsibilities to oversee, assign, and pay officials

1991-1996 Outside Volleyball

CKSS junior soccer coach - Kent champion all 6 years and SWOSSAA champion 5 of 6 - 1992 - Chatham Minor Soccer 14U Travel Team coach - 1973-78 - CKSS wrestling coach with 2 OFSAA appearances - 1973-2007 - CKSS badminton coach - 1 senior and 1 junior Kent Championship and 4 OFSAA appearances - 1972 - Merlin Juvenile boys baseball manager who were OBA silver medalist - 1987, 1988, and 1990 - Chatham Minor Baseball travel team manager - OBA Pee Wee silver medalist in '88 - 1976 & '77 Chatham Minor Baseball Instructor - 1973-2007 - baseball and slopitch umpire

Awards and Recognition's

  • 1987 - OVA "Award of Recognition"
  • 1988 - OVA "Award of Achievement"
  • 1993 - OFSAA "Award for Leadership in School Sport"
  • 1995 - Board of Education "Award of Appreciation"
  • 2005 - CKSS "Outstanding Contribution to Athletics"
  • 2006 - admitted to OVA Quarter Century Club for 25 years' service 
  • 2006 - Retired Teachers of Ontario Volunteer Award.
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2008