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November 2008 

The east gym at Chatham-Kent Secondary School was dedicated to retired teacher and coach Ed Myers during a ceremony yesterday. Hundreds of people packed the newly-named Ed Myers Gymnasium to honour the beloved coach. Picture 

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


From: Chatham, Ontario

Canadian Jaycees
Chatham-Kent Secondary



Category -Builder

In his youth, Ed was an excellent all-round athlete as well as being one of the best baseball players in Ontario. In 1963 at the age of 17 he signed a professional contract as a pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies organization and spent the next 2 years in their system before being forced to retire due to an arm injury. After graduating from Wayne State University and Althouse College of Education in London, Ed returned to Chatham in 1968 to teach, to coach, and to organize athletic events for his school and his community. Thirty-eight years later, he continues most these activities.

  • 1965-1974
    • Minor baseball supervisor for mite through bantam house league and travel teams
  • 1971-1976
    • Hockey school organizer for Chatham Maroons
  • 1968-1977
    • Coached football at Chatham Collegiate (CCI); he was instrumental in restoring this program.  Won Kent and SWOSSA championships in 1972
  • 1969-1978
    • Coached CCI senior boys basketball winning OFSAA silver medal in 1974
  • 1978-1990
    • Convened Kent and SWOSSA track and field meets
  • 1978-1997
  • 1978-1998
    • Organized as many as 8 Jaycee sponsored basketball tournaments a year for 20 years;  these included senior, junior, midget, and elementary for both boys and girls
  • 1995-2002
    • Coached Chatham-Kent Secondary School (CKSS) senior girls basketball winning OFSAA Bronze Medal in 1995; won OFSAA Gold Medal in 1998
  • 1997 - to Present
    • Convened Chatham Legion track and field meets
    • 2002-2004 - coached CKSS junior girls basketball;  served on executive of Chatham Kent Phys Ed Heads Association and Kent County Secondary Schools Athletic Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • 1985
    • As a result of his involvement with the Jaycee basketball tournaments, was made a member of the Honourary Board of Governors of the Canadian Jaycees, becoming only the 60th non-Jaycee in all of Canada to be so honoured
  • 1998 
    • Received the prestigious OFSAA Award for Leadership in Athletics

In addition, Ed has been active in his community. In 1987 he became a member of the inaugural Board of Directors for Active Living/Participation Canada and served in that capacity for seven years. At the present time Ed still teaches at Chatham-Kent Secondary School. As co-chairman of the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex development committee for the past six years, he has been one of the leaders in establishing the first-class championship caliber track and field facility being built behind the school.

Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2006