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Burnaby Sports Hall Of Fame 2012
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Categories:  Athlete, Coach, Builder, and Team.


Paul and Margaret Savage


The dictionary describes dynasty as a length of time in which one is in power. Spell it the SFU swimming program. Our two coaching inductees, Margaret and the late Paul Savage were the first swimming and diving coaches at Simon Fraser University. And they created a remarkable dynasty, coaching members of their team to international prominence over more than two decades. They guided SFU teams to ten men’s and three women’s NAIA championships and along the way he was named NAIA Coach of the Year five times and was inducted into the NAIA Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 1982. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1985. Together they coached or managed 27 Canadian National teams at the Olympics, World championships, Commonwealth and World University Games. More than 30 of their swimmers competed internationally and two of their swimmers, Gary MacDonald and Bruce Robertson, were Olympic medalists. The diving and swimming pool at SFU is named in their honor. Paul unfortunately passed away in 2002 after a lengthy illness


George Oswald


George Oswald has been described by many as the greatest coach in the history of BC high school sports. His record certainly proves it. Over a 46-year coaching career as an assistant and head coach at Notre Dame Secondary, Oswald led his Jugglers teams to 14 Provincial championships, six as an assistant and eight as the head man. Over a 13-year span from 1977-89, as head coach he led the Jugglers to nine championship finals where he lost just twice. During his coaching career, Oswald’s program produced former BC Lions stalwarts Lui Passaglia and Glenn Jackson and a host of others who went on to football prominence. He has served on the BC High School Football Association Board for more than 25 years, three years as President, and has been named an Honorary Life Member of BC High School Football