Sports Wall of Fame

Lalicich, George

Lalicich, George
Full size image of plaque

Since 1966, George Lalicich has given more than 30,000 hours of his time to coach young athletes in the City of Niagara Falls. Many years he would coach three different sports at once, indicating the range of his abilities and talent.

After retiring from professional football, George began coaching secondary school football at A N Myer, Westlane, Stamford CVI and NFCVI. From 1966-1997, he coached 27 senior football teams and won 16 zone championships. In 1996, when the Terry Mann Trophy was retired, it was presented to George for his outstanding contribution to high school football.

In 1964, George formed the MUNY Basketball League for players beyond the high school age. The league went to an over 35 format in 1975 and is still going strong today.

He started coaching high school basketball in 1975 and won two SOSSA and numerous zone titles. In 1971, he was honoured with the George Hillesheim Trophy for his outstanding contribution to basketball in the City.

George was also an active fastball coach with the Ontario Fastball League and convened two all-Ontario tournaments in Niagara Falls. In 1976, he convened the Canadian Championships. He coached for 10 years in the GNBA, and most recently, coached a team in the Niagara Falls Minor Girls Softball Association.

In addition to coaching, George was a member of the Niagara District Basketball Referees Association from 1960-1975 and of the Lakeshore Football Officials Association. George Lalicich's investment of energy, time and skill has positively impacted the youth of this City. 

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Title 10th annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - George Lalicich
Creator  Simon, Pat
Date  January 10, 1999.
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