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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
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Tyson Parry
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GEORGE BRUETTE

Birth Date: 1927
From: Chatham, Ontario
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Bill Robinson and George Bruette coached football together at John McGregor Secondary School from 1969 until 1986 after George retired from teaching and Bill became a school administrator.  To say that they were successful on the field, is a gross understatement. During their careers, their teams posted an overall record of 145 wins, 14 loses, and 2 ties, a 90% winning record. In a span of 20 years they won 17 county championships and were finalists in two of the three non-championship seasons.

  • 1969-1979
    • 13 straight championships (5 junior and 8 senior)
  • 1975-1980
    • 46 game undefeated streak (more than 5 seasons)
  • 1974-1985
    • 9 SWOSSA championships in 11 seasons
  • Additional Accomplishments
    • 11 undefeated seasons in career
    • 20 players who participated in university football after graduation
    • 1 player who played in the CFL
    • 1 player who became a university head coach

Their approach to coaching was 3-pronged. They taught sportsmanship, discipline, and teamwork.  This was done in different ways. According to one former player, “Bill would pat you on the back and George would kick you in the butt”. Bill and George were excellent communicators and superb motivators of young men and these two attributes were the major reasons for the success of their teams. As impressive as the records on the field were, the life lessons they taught their players were equally impressive.

In addition, Bill coached and umpired for 8 years for the Chatham Minor Baseball Association and coached and refereed for 5 years for the Chatham Minor Hockey Association. He was manager of the Sport Mart Slo-pitch team for 18 years while also pitching most of the games the team played. Since 1993 to the present he has been chairman of the Dr. Jack Parry Academic-Athletic Scholarship selection committee as well as serving on the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors since 1998.

George was also very active with the Ontario Amateur Softball Association (OASA). He umpired for 5 years, was Kent County convenor for 10 years, served on the Provincial Executive for 10 years, and was President of the Chatham and District Fastball League which became the Kent County Fastball League for 20 years.

Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2006