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Sandy Archer

Football's "Dean of Trainers" was born in Moose Jaw. His work began in physiotherapy in 1946. Six years later he started his long affiliation with athletic teams when he began working with the Regina Pats. For 14 years he was associated with hockey players, covering 3 Memorial Cup play-offs.

1951 saw Sandy begin his career as Head Trainer of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, a position he held proudly for 30 years. He taped, massaged, motivated, and was a miracle worker through seven Grey Cup play-offs and one championship. He was selected Head Trainer for the "West" in the 1976 and 1977 All-Star games.

Sandy brought to the league a level of expertise and professionalism in the field of sport medicine that is difficult to equal. Instrumental in the education of athletic trainers, he was a founding member of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, serving as Vice-president 1968-70, President 1971. He left a legacy to training that can be found today in the medical staffs of teams in the C.F.L.

Sandy initiated the first High School Trainers Credit Course.

His door was always open; participants large or small, amateur or professional, Sandy's advice was sought, respected, given and heeded. - He was the best!

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on June 16th, 1984.

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Robert Arn

Dr. Arn was born in Kinistino, took his early schooling close by and graduated from Prince Albert Collegiate. After receiving his doctorate of Education degree from the University of Washington, he taught in several rural schools before settling in Saskatoon. From 1947 to 1953, "Doc" Arn as he was known led the City Park collegiate football team to four straight provincial championships and guided the Saskatoon Hilltops to its first Canadian Junior championship in 1953. He also coached basketball teams to three Saskatchewan High School championships.

Hilltop players like Ron Atchison, Ray Syrnyk, Wayne and Paul Anderson and Ron Adam had a taste of Dr. Arn's coaching and all moved up to the Saskatchewan Roughriders. "Doc" Arn literally changed the direction of amateur football in Saskatchewan replacing the slow, steady power game to a fast deceptive running game mixed with the forward pass. He was a perfectionist. He expected it of himself and from his players.

The Saskatchewan Amateur Football Union honored him in 1977. In 1981, the Saskatchewan Roughriders honored him. A member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1982, Doc Arn was inducted into the Saskatoon Hall in 1988.

Text courtesy of Ned Powers.

Date: [ca. 1959]

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Ron Atchison

Ron was an outstanding middle guard and defensive tackle for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He started his football career with the Saskatoon Junior Hilltops and played with them for three years from 1947 to 1949. He joined the Roughriders in 1952 and was with them for 17 seasons. His toughness was known and respected throughout the league. He often played despite injuries.

In 1956 in his fifth season of play, Ron was named to the All-Western team as a middle guard. He repeated in 1960, 1961, 1962 and 1963. When the term middle guard was deleted from football vocabulary he was voted All-Star defensive tackle. In recognition of his outstanding play, the Saskatoon Hilltops honored him by naming it's practice field, "Atchison Field".

In 1987 Ron was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame ,and in 1980 the Saskatchewan Hall of Fame and in 1987 the Saskatoon Hall of Fame.

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George Brent

Hockey and Football (Acc. '30)

George Brent came to the University of Saskatchewan from Coleville, Sask. in 1937. During his four years on campus, he competed in hockey and football.

Prior to joining the Huskie hockey team, he had played junior hockey with the Saskatoon Wesleys. He was a star defenseman with the Huskies for three years and served as team captain in 1940.

He starred on the Huskie football team as an offensive end and was selected an all-star on two occasions.

George won a Senior "S" in 1938 and received a Major Athletic Award in 1940. That same year, he was awarded the prestigious MacDonald Trophy for demonstrating high qualities of sportsmanship, leadership, and athletic ability during his undergraduate years.

Besides being an outstanding hockey and football player, George excelled at baseball during the summer months playing in St. Joseph's, Wilkie and Regina.

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Fred Carson

Fred Carson

Basketball, Football, Water Polo (B.E. '40)

Fred 'Bud" Carson entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1942. During his four years on campus, he competed in football, basketball, and water polo.

He was a member of the Huskie football team for three years and served as captain of the 1945 team.

He was an outstanding guard on the Huskie basketball team for three years.

As well as competing on three teams, Bud was President of the Men's Athletic board for two years (1943-45). He also coached the Huskiette basketball team for one year.

He received a Major Athletic Award in 1945. At the Awards Night that same year, he received the MacDonald Trophy for demonstrating high qualities of sportsmanship, leadership and athletic ability during his undergraduate years.

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Date: 1945

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Tom Chad

Football, Track and Field BSPE'79, BEd'80

Tom Chad graduated from St. Mary's High School in Prince Albert and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1973.

Tom was a member of the football team for five years playing as a running back and defensive back. He was also a member of the track and field team for four years excelling in the sprints and relay events. In 1975 he was the Canadian Junior Champion in the 200 meter event.

In 1977 Tom was selected to the Canada West All Star Team and a CIAU All Canadian as a defensive back. He was also selected to play in the inaugural CAN-AM Bowl Game in Tampa, Florida against a team of U.S. College All Stars.

In 1977 Tom was awarded the Howard Nixon Trophy as the University's Outstanding Male Athlete in a tournament sport. The following year, he was awarded the E. Kent Phillips Trophy as the University's Outstanding Male Athlete.

Tom served as an assistant coach with the Huskie football team from 1978-83.

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Ken Charlton

A true Saskatchewanian, Ken was born, raised and educated in Regina. His impressive football career began with Central Collegiate in 1933. After high school he joined the Regina West Ends in 1938, then played with the Regina Dales 1939-40.

The Roughriders signed him in 1941 and he was unanimous choice for Western All-Star. The R.C.A.F. claimed him in 1942 and he played for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Grey Cup.

During the war years he starred with Vancouver Norvans' Baseball Club and was the property of NHL's Chicago Black Hawks. But football was his true love, and although the NFL's Cleveland Rams wanted him, he signed with the CFL'S Ottawa Rough Riders.

Ken rejoined Saskatchewan playing from 1948-54 as a punter, halfback and defensive back. He captained the Roughriders for four years and made a second Grey Cup appearance in 1951. Ken also represented Canadian football on a Korean tour the year he retired - 1954. In all, Ken was an All-Star eight times; six in the West and two in the East.

Ken was president of St. James Senior Football Club in Winnipeg when they won Canadian laurels in 1963.

An athlete par excellence - baseball, hockey and football - congratulations!

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Donald Clark

Donald Clark

Football, Wrestling B.A. (P.E.) '65, B.Ed. '66

Don Clark graduated from Kipling High School and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1961.

Don was an outstanding lineman with the Huskie football team for five years. He was a WCIAA All star for two years and served as co-captain of the team in 1964-65. He also served as an assistant coach for the team in 1965-66.

He was a member of the Huskie wrestling team for four years competing as a heavyweight. He was 1964-65 WCIAA Champion and Saskatchewan Champion in 1966-67.

For his participation in football and wrestling, he was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1964-65. His university career was highlighted in 1965 when he was awarded the prestigious McDonald Cup for having best portrayed high qualities of sportsmanship and leadership.

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Bill Clarke

Football player, curler and sport administrator. He began his sport career while at Scott Collegiate in Regina. As well as playing football he skipped the curling team to a South Saskatchewan title in 1949 and went on to win the Sifton Trophy the next year in the 1st Canadian High School Curling Championships. For two years during this time he also played tackle for the Regina Dales Junior Football Club.

Turning Pro at the age of 18, in 1951, he signed up with the Saskatchewan Roughriders and managed to tackle his way through 14 seasons until his voluntary retirement in 1964. During this time he participated in one Grey Cup and was twice named as the most valuable Canadian on the Saskatchewan Roughriders and awarded the Stack Tibbits Trophy He was named to the Western Football Conference all star team twice and in 1963 was made a life member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

As an administrator, in the position of Executive Director for Sport and Recreation for the province of Saskatchewan since 1966, Bill has been directly involved with many major programs and events both provincially and nationally.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame on September 13, 1979.

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Gordon Currie

Gordon Currie is noted as one of the most successful amateur coaches in our country.

In a career that spanned 26 years, Gord coached the Balfour Tech Football team to 8 provincial championships- 6 in succession - the Balfour Tech Hockey team to 3 provincial championships and the Regina Red Sox Baseball team to 4 southern baseball league championships in 6 years.

From 1965 to 1976 Gord coached the Regina Rams Football Club. During this time, the team won 108 of 135 games. Included in this number were 6 Canadian championships; 8 Man-Sask league championships; 7 Western Junior finals and one Alberta Junior league championship. In 1975 Gordon Currie was named the Canadian amateur coach of the year.

Although his record is impressive, Gordon's success as a coach was much more than his won-loss record in hockey, baseball and football. All through his coaching career he inspired his players to excel, to reach beyond what they felt was their limit, to attain the ultimate in whatever it was they were searching for.

Gordon Currie's contribution to amateur sport will be long remembered in Saskatchewan.

Installed in the Hall of Fame on April 1, 1978.

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Harry Dempster

Harry Dempster

Hockey, Football B.E. '32, M.Sc. '34

Harry Dempster came from Prince Albert and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1927.

Harry was a member of the Huskie football team for six years during which time he served as captain of the team for three years. He was considered to be one of Western Canada's outstanding kicking halfs.

He was an outstanding right winger on the Huskie hockey team for four years. He served as captain of the team in 1933-34.

For having participated on a total of ten senior teams, Harry was awarded a major Athletic Award in 1933-34.

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Date: 1929

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Paul Dojack

As a youth Paul Dojack was instrumental in the formation of the Dales Athletic Club; an organization which spawned many sports teams but most notably the Regina Dales Football Club. He coached this team in four consecutive Western Canadian Junior Championships, and in 1938 led the team to the Canadian Championship.

In 1941, while a member of the Canadian Army, he refereed his first two senior football games. This was the baptism of an official who has come to be recognized as one of Canada's greatest football referees.

As a professional football referee in the Canadian Football League he worked in five hundred and forty-six (546) games. Fourteen of these games were Grey Cup finals: in eight of these he was the head referee. Two record setting Grey Cup Games in which Paul was the head referee were the 1961 overtime game and the "Two-part" fog game of 1962.

His recognition as the top official in the Canadian Football League, led to his being appointed supervisor of the Western Conference of the Canadian Football League following the 1970 football season.

At time of installation citation read September 25, 1971.

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Conrad Fitz-Gerald

Conrad Fitz-Gerald

Football, Basketball, Track and Field (B.A. '47, B.Ed. '48)

Con Fitz-Gerald graduated from Nutana Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1942.

While a student at the University of Saskatchewan, he played on the basketball team for five years (captain in 1944), the football team for three years and competed on the track team where he excelled in the 100 yd. dash, broad jump and high jump. He was an outstanding shooter on the basketball team and was regarded as one of the best ends on the Huskie football team.

He was awarded a Major Athletic Award in 1944-45 for having participated on eight intervarsity teams. In 1944, Con was awarded the prestigious MacDonald Trophy for demonstrating high qualities of sportsmanship, leadership and athletic ability during his under-graduate years.

In addition to excelling as a competitor in three sports, Con coached the Huskiette basketball team in 1944-45 and the Huskie junior basketball team in 1945-46.

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Date: 1930

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Tom Foskett

Tom Foskett

Football and Basketball BE(Mech)'49

Tom Foskett graduated from Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1945.

Tom was a member of the football team for four years and a member of the basketball team for two years. He served as captain of the football team for two years.

Tom was known as "Fearless Foskett" among his teammates for his toughness and competitiveness. He was awarded a Major Athletic Award for his participation in football and basketball.

In 1949, he was awarded the highest athletic honour for men when he received the MacDonald Trophy for leadership, sportsmanship and athletic ability.

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Date: 1946

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Raymond Frey

Raymond Frey

Builder (1923-1945)

Ray Frey came from Moose Jaw to attend the University of Saskatchewan in 1921 and graduated in 1925. While a student at the University, he competed on both the basketball and football teams for two years.

Following his graduation, he joined the faculty of the College of Engineering. While a faculty member of that college, he contributed greatly to both the men's and women's athletic programs.

From 1927 to 1931, he served as coach of the Huskie basketball team. From 1929 to 1937 he served as manager of the football team. From 1934 to 1943 he served as coach of the women's basketball team. While coaching he also found time to serve on the University's Athletic Directorate, 1930-34 and the Men's Athletic Board, 1935, 1941-44.

As a basketball coach, he was an outstanding strategist who had the ability to make adjustments during the course of a game. During his tenure as a basketball coach, his teams captured a total of four city and four intervarsity championships.

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Jerry Friesen

Football BEd'94

Jerry Friesen graduated from Bedford Road Collegiate in Saskatoon and entered the University of Saskatchewan in 1974.

Jerry was a member of the Huskie football team for three years and served as co-captain of the team for two years. He was a Canada West All Star linebacker each of the three seasons that he played. In 1976 and 1977, he was selected to the CIAU All Canadian football team. Jerry was selected to play in the first CAN-AM Bowl Game in Tampa, Florida against a team of U.S. College All Stars.

Jerry was selected by the Montreal Alouettes in the 1978 draft of Canadian college players and went on to play professional football with Montreal and Saskatchewan for nine years.

In 1988, Jerry joined the Huskie football coaching staff as a linebacker coach and defensive coordinator.

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Gordon Garvie

Wrestling, Football (B.Ed. '69, B.A.(P.E.) '70, M.Sc '70)

Gord Garvie graduated from Nutana Collegiate and entered the University of Saskatchewan in the fall of 1964.

During his five years as a Huskie wrestler, he captured four WCIAA titles and three National CIAU championships. While a student at the University he was selected to Canada's Olympic Wrestling team that competed at Mexico City in 1968. He was also a member of the National Wrestling Team that toured extensively internationally. When he retired from active competition, he became National Wrestling coach and coached the 1976 Olympic team.

He was a four year member of the Huskie football team and was selected to the Western All-Star team on three occasions. His football career was highlighted in 1967 when he captured the Western scoring championship and was selected the league's Most Valuable Player.

For four consecutive years (1967-1970), Gord Garvie was awarded the E. Kent Phillips trophy as the University's Outstanding Male Athlete.

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Gord has had an outstanding career as an athlete and as a coach. His football career started in high school for the Nutana Collegiate Blues from 1959 to 1961. He moved up to the Junior Hilltops and played with them from 1962 to 1965. He performed for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies from 1966 to 1969. During his career, he earned seven all-star ratings, was selected as the league's most valuable player and in 1969, was nominated for the Hec Creighton Trophy. For four consecutive years he was named athlete of the year for the Huskies.

In wrestling, for the U.of S. Huskies he won four conference championships, three Canadian inter-collegiate titles and was amateur champion in 1969. He represented Canada at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and the 1969 World championships. Gord's coaching career began in 1970 at Lakehead University. From 1973 to 1976, he coached Canada's wrestling teams in the World Cup, Commonwealth Games, world championships and the 1976 Montreal Olympics. He returned to Saskatoon in 1980 and was named U of S coach of the year in 1985 and 1986.

In 1986, he was inducted first into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame and then into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Text courtesy of Ned Powers.

Date: [between 1969 and 1970]

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Frank Germann

Born in Qu'Appelle, September 27th, 1922, sport began for Frank when he entered Notre Dame college at age 13. As a student, he played and coached baseball, football and hockey. 51 years later he is still involved with sport, coaching, and with Notre Dame.

The war years saw Frank a member of the first Canadian parachute Battalion; he left Saskatchewan for three years to serve his country. He returned as a teacher, a coach and athletic director.

In the fifties Germann left Wilcox a second time for Nova Scotia, obtaining his masters degree in English at St. Francis Xavier University. While there he introduced football to a college that had 100 years of rugby background. Returning home, he returned to his two great loves, coaching and Notre Dame college.

Germann succeeded Pere Murray on the S.A.H.A., he established the referee division, and became referee-in-chief for five years. Serving as S.A.H.A. President 1964-67, he was instrumental in the development of the coaches division and subsequent training programs.

Germann has received life membership in the S.A.H.A. as well as the C.A.H.A. "meritorious award" in 1978. He was a founding member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame, and has served his home province well.

Congratulations! Frank Germann.

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Robert Gibbons

Robert Gibbons

Football, Wrestling (B.S.A. '79)

Bob came to the University of Saskatchewan from Balcarres in 1972 and immediately became involved in two varsity sports which seemed suitable to his size and stature. In football he played on the line from 1972 through 1976 and twice won all-star honors within the Western Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

During the winter Bob took part in wrestling capturing Western Canadian titles before winning the gold medal at heavyweight in 1977 CIAU competition. He had other experiences with Team Canada Wrestling at both the 1976 and 1977 World Cup before blooming as an international athlete. At the 1978 British Commonwealth Games held in Edmonton, Alberta, Bob went undefeated to capture the British Commonwealth super-heavyweight title.

Other significant awards presented to Bob were in 1977 when he was named athlete of the year at the University of Saskatchewan, and in 1978 when he was named the most outstanding wrestler at the Canadian Open Championships when he won national titles in both Greco-Roman as well as freestyle wrestling.

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Greg Grassick

Greg Grassick

Greg Grassick was born in Regina in 1900. While he was a noted player of baseball, lacrosse and curling, he is primarily recognized for his ability as a football player, and for his many years of service to the game.

As a student he played football at McGill University under coach Frank "Shag" Shaughnessey. Following his McGill years he became an outstanding halfback and coach with the Regina Roughriders, playing from 1927 until 1932. During this time the team went undefeated in Western Canada, and made five appearances at the Grey Cup, although they never won the coveted trophy.

Greg Grassick is credited with being instrumental in the introduction of the forward pass to Canadian football. This innovation was used in 1929 in the Grey Cup Game, with Regina playing Hamilton. When it was first used a forward pass could be made only between the 25 yard lines.

Under Shaughnessey at McGill he had experienced the use of the 'Huddle' in calling plays. He introduced this system in the west, first as coach of the Regina Dales in 1933, and then as coach of the Roughriders in 1934.

His participation also included three years as travel and accommodations manager for the Saskatchewan Roughriders between 1948 and 1950.

Installed in the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame June 5, 1982.

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Date: c1930

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