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When the Niagara Falls District School Board hired Bob Coull, a physical education graduate fresh from the University of Western Ontario, they got a lifetime of dedication to their high school sports program.
Bob believed in playing fair, working hard and having fun in sports. He built these values into the sports programs at Stamford Collegiate for 26 years and then at A.N. Myer for seven years. He coached many sports teams including football, basketball wrestling, track and field, soccer, cross country, badminton and volleyball.
Bob's basketball program was his most successful one, winning many Zone and Southern Ontario Secondary school Athletics championships, an Ontario Federation of Secondary School Athletics silver medal in 1986 and a gold medal in 1975. His successes were known across the province and so were his players. Many of these players went to be successful at the university level.
Bob continued to be an influence in provincial basketball by serving on the executive and convening many tournaments at the Zone, Southern Ontario Secondary School Athletics and Provincial levels. Bob also volunteered his time and experiences at local summer basketball camps and clinics. He helped as a volunteer with the Special Olympics Track and Field, the Jesse Owens Meets and as a statistician at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal.
Bob Coull was always ready to step in if a program needed a person to organize or run a sports activity. He was generous with his time and accurate with good advice. There were numerous local athletes that benefited from Bob Coull's philosophy of hard work and fair play.
In his retirement, he continued to be a supporter of high school sports and became an active participant in the leisure sports of golf and curling.
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