Amateur Athlete

 2006 Inductee

Dan Lewis
Born:  Sarnia, Ontario

Dan was born and raised in Sarnia where his athletic career started in public school and continued on into University.  In Secondary school he attended OFSAA for soccer, golf, high jump and track and field.  His most notable record at St. Clair in 1972 was for track and field in the category of shot put, throwing a distance of 15.16m. Dan held that record until 1997.  At the age of 16, 17 & 18 Dan qualified for three Canadian Junior Golf Champions.  During Danís University years Dan played golf for the University of Windsor and Basketball in the Essex County Menís Basketball league.

In 1977 Dan started his teaching career that is ongoing today.  During his coaching career at Ridgetown, Chatham Kent and John McGregor Secondary Schools he lead his Basketball teams to 6 SWOSSAA championships, 5 OFSAA Championships.  Dan was award Coach of the Year Honours in 1985-86, 1990-91 and 1997 was awarded Coach of the Year and OFSAA Leadership School Award.  In 2005 Dan was awarded the Pete Beach Award, the highest honour given to a teacher or volunteer by the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association.  Dan is married to Kim and has two daughters Adele and Amy.

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