Friday, April 25, 2014

Tim Frick inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Tim Frick coaching during the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
A longtime Douglas College instructor and legendary wheelchair basketball coach has received the country’s highest sporting honour. Tim Frick has been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

From 1990 to 2009, Frick served as head coach of the Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball Team. During his tenure, the team won three Paralympic gold medals and four world championship titles.

Frick has been widely celebrated for his accomplishments as a coach. Among a host of previous honours, he has been inducted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame and the Wheelchair Basketball Canada Hall of Fame.

Frick, 61, retired as an instructor of Sport Science and Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching at Douglas College in 2009. He lives on Pender Island.