Sports Wall of Fame

Mulligan, Brian

Mulligan, Brian
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Brian Mulligan’s coaching career began at the age of 13, when he coached the St. Patrick’s Minor Bantam Girls in the Niagara Church League. Thus began a lifetime of coaching and inspiring numerous youth throughout Niagara. As a player, Brian’s passion for the game was fueled by his coach at N.F.C.V.I, Mr. Jim Rose. Mr. Rose led N.F.C.V.I. to five senior Ontario basketball championships and helped guide Brian to Brock University. After completing teacher’s college, Brian began his teaching career and was asked by Doug Aitchison to coach the Midget team at N.F.C.V.I, in 1972-73. In 1973, Brian coached the N.F.C.V.I. Red Raiders to the semi-finals of O.F.S.A.A. Brian has coached the Niagara Selects Travel Team that included talented players like Jay Triano, Tom Heslip, Steve Atkin, Brian Bleich and Allen MacDougall. An Assistant Coach at Brock University, Brian has led the team to three appearances at the C.I.S. National Tournament, winning the Championship in the 91-92 season. Brian has excelled as a coach at the elementary, secondary and university levels. For the past 20 years, Brian has spent every Saturday morning refereeing the Niagara Falls Minor Basketball League, a league which he started with Les Potapczyk and Bruce Stiefelmeyer. And for the past 35 years, he has coached at the Brock University Summer Basketball Camp. In 2005, Brian was named the first recipient of the Jimmy Rose Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the sport of basketball in Niagara.
Brian has dedicated his life to helping local youth develop their basketball skills. For this reason and for all his other accomplishments, Brian Mulligan is a worthy addition to the Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame. 

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Title Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame - Brian Mulligan Builder Hockey era 1971 - 1990
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18th Annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony  18th Annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Title 18th Annual Sports Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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Notes  Inducted January 21, 2007
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