Sports Wall of Fame

Triano, Howard

Triano, Howard
Full size image of plaque

Howard Triano began playing basketball at St. Pat's in the public school league during the late 1940's. He moved on to play for Coach Jimmy Rose at N.F.C.V.I. where he had an outstanding high school career and helped the Red Raiders build a basketball dynasty. Howie led "C.I." to three consecutive All-Ontario Championships in 1951-52-53.

Following his high school career, Howie was offered a scholarship to Assumption College, later to become the University of Windsor. He played varsity basketball for four years and was captain of the team the last two years. In 1957, his final year, the University of Windsor won the University Championship.

In 1958, Gerry Livingston was assembling a team for the 1960 Olympics and he influenced Howie to join the team and forego his teaching career. Howie worked in sales at Livingston Products and played for the "Livies". During that time, he was captain of the team and its leading scorer.

Howie played on the Canadian team in the 1958 world championships in Columbia, South America. The following year he captained the Canadian National Team at the Pan American Games.

In 1960, the left Livingston Products to pursue a career in education that would span the next 31 years. He began teaching in Tillsonburg and then moved to Niagara Falls with his wife Muriel, daughter Jody, son Jeff and a budding five year old basketball player named <a href="default.asp?pg=results&Query=Triano, J">Jay</a>.

Howie's contribution and dedication to his sport has always been at an exceptional level. He was a true legend in his sport and an outstanding citizen of Niagara Falls. 

Additional Images & Resources

Click to view photograph of Induction Ceremony  Click to view photograph of Induction Ceremony
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title 7th Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Howard Triano Basketball
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  Mayor Wayne Thomson presenting plaque to an unidentified family member
Date  1996.
Howard Triano, Coach, NFCVI Senior Boys Basketball Team 1962-63-64  Howard Triano, Coach, NFCVI Senior Boys Basketball Team 1962-63-64
From the library's image database (click the link to view the full record)

Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - NFCVI Senior Boys Basketball Team 1962 -1963 - 1964
Notes  Image may not be reproduced without the written consent of the City of Niagara Falls, Parks, Recreation and Culture Department ; induction January 1995 ; Left picture: Back Row: V Fullerton Principal, D Hudson, J Pattinson, D W Marshall Coach, J Hamilton, R Geard, J V Rose Coach ; Front Row: J Saddler, D McKinnon, L Mongeri, J Murray Captain, D Wilkerson, G Saddler, J Callsen, Absent: R Denison Manager, D Daley ; Right picture: Back Row: J V Rose Coach, J Saddler, D Crowe, H triano Coach, B Chisholm, B Mulligan, V F Fullerton Principal, Front Row: J Stuart, G Saddler Co-Captain, D Hudson Co-Captain, J Lundy, B Vukmanich ; Absent: R magda ;
Date  1995.
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