Sports Wall of Fame

Rose, James V

Rose, James V
Full size image of plaque

James Vincent Rose, affectionately known as The Chief, became a legend in Niagara Falls basketball. He is the consummate coach and the winningest basketball coach in Canada. Jim Rose won 668 games and lost only 165 and never had a losing season. The Chief had two triple all Ontario wins - 1951 to 1953 in which his team had a 71 game winning streak and from 1962-1964 when the team went undefeated in 66 games.

Jim Rose compiled 15 senior, 12 junior, and 3 midget championships plus numerous tournament victories during his coaching career.

His players echoed the fact that he had a tremendous knack of making you believe in yourself and that you could accomplish anything you tried. Many of his former players credit The Chief's work, ethics and his winning ways for setting the direction of their lives.

In 1970 Jim was honoured with an award from the National Basketball Association of Canada and it was presented to him by one of the first NFCVI players he had coached. 
 

Additional Images & Resources

 
Click to view photograph taken at Induction Ceremony  Click to view photograph taken at Induction Ceremony
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Title First Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony - James V Rose Basketball Coach
Creator  Simon, Pat
Description  James Rose with Rob Nicholson
Date  1990.
 
 
NFCVI Senior Boys Basketball Team 1962 -1963 - 1964  NFCVI Senior Boys Basketball Team 1962 -1963 - 1964
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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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