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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: 1944
From: Chatham, Ontario

Media Release
OFSAA Ontario Web Site


Category - Builder

Former resident Maurice “Mort” Giles has been inducted into the Chatham Sports Hall of Fame. Giles was honoured in September for coaching high school volleyball for 35 years. When he attended West Elgin, the now 63-year-old, played on volleyball, basketball, track and badminton teams. He credits his career to former West Elgin coach Lloyd Smith who encouraged him to go to University.  As Smith did, Giles later guided kids in the same way.

Married to Elizabeth (Sura),  the London couple have one daughter, Jennifer, who lives in Chatham with her husband Craig and two children. Giles admits his greatest influences growing up in Rodney were the Scafe/Fairles family along with George Hanley and Bill Melnyk’s family.  Teacher Wilf Johnston made an impact on Giles while at West Elgin.

Growing up, Giles played minor baseball in Rodney and hockey in West Lorne. He graduated from UWO, majoring in history and physical education.  He spent his career in Chatham-Kent, retiring in 1997.

Over the last 25 years, the Municipality of Chatham-Kent has become a powerhouse in Ontario high school volleyball.  Chatham-Kent teams have won 2 OFSAA "AAA" Boys Championships, 1 OFSAA Girls "AAA" Championship, 7 OFSAA "AA" Boys Championships, 5 OFSAA "AA" Girls Championships, 2 OFSAA "A" Boys Championships, and many more silver and bronze medals at various levels of OFSAA competition. The person credited with setting the seeds for this dominance is retired teacher and coach, Mort Giles.

  • 1965-1980
    • While teaching at Merlin District High School, Mort coached basketball winning 12 Kent and 2 SWOSSAA Championships; in badminton winning 6 Kent and 1 SWOSSAA Championship; and, in volleyball winning 23 Kent, 13 SWOSSAA, and 3 OFSAA Championships. At OFSAA volleyball, he was runner-up 3 times and tied for third 3 times prior to OFSAA granting medals for these positions.
  • 1980-1984
    • Merlin High School closed their doors, Mort moved to Blenheim District High School Coached boys volleyball (4 Kent, 2 SWOSSAA Championships, 1 OFSAA bronze medal) and girls' volleyball (2 Kent, 1 SWOSSAA Championship)
  • 1984-1999
    •  Mort transferred to John McGregor Secondary School as assistant head and later head of physical education department. He was responsible for the volleyball program and, for most years coached boys and girls teams at all levels, midget through senior. The senior boys won 5 Kent and 2 SWOSSAA Championships and 1 OFSAA 4th place medal; senior girls won 5 Kent and 3 SWOSSAA Championships and 1 OFSAA bronze and 1 OFSAA 4th place
    • Mort has been involved with the Tim Horton's Volleyball Kent Camp for elementary and secondary players for the past 21 years, the last 16 as co-director. In the past 25 years has been a "Provincial" rated volleyball official; co-convened 4 OFSAA volleyball tournaments hosted by Chatham
    • He has been recognized many times for his contributions, including 1969 and 1973 Ted Day Coaching Award presented by the News Media of Kent County, 1978 Canadian Merit Award, 1997 OFSAA Award for Leadership in School Sport, and 1998 Robinson-Bruette Special Contribution Award from John McGregor Secondary School.

Mort presently (2007) lives in London with his wife, Liz, and he continues to referee volleyball and to instruct in volleyball camps.

Inducted into Chatham Sports Hall of Fame 2007