Wayne Melanson is being recognized in this category
after his work as a coach, manager and executive in
He was a driving force behind the multiple championship
winning Point Edward Pacers, who over one seven-year
period posted a 120-25 won-lost record.
In 1978, with Melanson as manager, the Pacers won the
Founders Cup in Montreal.
Three years later, with Melanson coaching, the club won
the title again.
Two Canadian championships followed in 1983 and 1984.
He was also nominated for the Sertoma Sportsman of the
Year Award in the mid-1980s.
As well as being a great manager and coach, Melanson was
a successful lacrosse player in his own right, starring
with the Sarnia Beavers as a Senior 'B' player.