Ed Myers (1946 – )

Sport: Basketball, Minor Baseball, Track & Field
Position: Coach, Administrator
Year of Induction: 2006

About

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 because of 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. After retiring from teaching, he is still involved with his community and particularly Chatham Minor Baseball.

Career Highlights
  • 1965-74 – minor baseball supervisor for mite through bantam houseleague and travel teams
  • 1971-76 – hockey school organizer for Chatham Maroons
  • 1968-77 – coached football at CCI – was instrumental in restoring this program
  • 1972 – won Kent and SWOSSA championships
  • 1969-78 – coached CCI senior boys basketball
  • 1974 – won OFSAA silver medal
  • 1978-90 – convened Kent and SWOSSA track and field meets
  • 1978-97 – coached CKSS senior boys basketball for 20 years
  • 1978-98 – 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 CKSS senior girls basketball
  • 1995 – won OFSAA Bronze Medal
  • 1998 – won OFSAA Gold Medal
  • 2002 – 2004 – coached CKSS junior girls basketball
  • 1997 – 2012 – convened Chatham Legion track and field meets
  • has served on executive of Chatham Kent Phys Ed Heads Association and Kent County Secondary Schools Athletic Association

Awards & 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/Participaction Canada and served in that capacity for seven years. As co-chairman of the Chatham-Kent Community Athletic Complex development committee, he was one of the leaders in establishing the first-class championship caliber track and field facility behind Chatham-Kent Secondary School.

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