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Retired and living in Chatham, Ontario

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: 
From: Chatham, Ontario

Memories from JMSS
Reunion 11/14/2007




Category - Builder


Larry Lahey,  a teacher and coach at John McGregor Secondary School  from 1967 to 1998, for a total of 31 years, most notably with the senior boys basketball team. He was an outstanding coach and innovator who established and improved the McGregor program.  His enthusiasm led other coaches in various sports throughout Kent County to follow his example. Over the years, Kent County teams, particularly basketball and volleyball, became well-known throughout the province for their ability, their competitive nature, and their sportsmanship.

  • Coaching Highlights
    • Senior Panthers reached Kent County tide game 29 of 30 years, winning 18 of them; they won 10 SWOSSAA and 4 OFSAA championships
    • Kent County championship teams he coached were track and field 3 times, midget boys basketball 3 times, boys gymnastic 5 times, and junior girls basketball once
    • Senior basketball teams never failed to have at least 1 player as a first team all star
    • JMSS has won more OFSAA basketball titles (boys and girls combined) than any other school in Ontario and no other city has won more such titles than Chatham
  • Coaching Firsts for Chatham Schools
    • to increase practice time and games played in a season in order to become more competitive with other communities
    • to begin summer basketball leagues and summer camps to improve the skills of boys and girls of all ages.  first to win an OFSAA basketball championship (1974-75)
    • to play preliminary games to the Detroit Pistons (1983)
    • to defeat Essex County in SWOSSAA boys basketball (1968-69
    • only school to defeat Windsor's best for a SWOSSAA championship (1974-75 & 3 other times after that)
    • only school to finish first in the London Free Press Poll of top teams in the area (1977-78 with an additional two times)
    • to be invited to a university sponsored Christmas high school tournament (University of Western Ontario 1968-69)
    • to win a university sponsored tournament (University of Waterloo 1972-73 followed by an additional one)
    • only one to win the prestigious Toronto Jarvis Tournament (1976-77)
  • Hall of Excellence
    • Larry was the guest of honor at the 2008 HOF Induction Ceremony.
Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2002