Sports Hall of Fame
As of 2019, Oak Bay has won a total of 84 provincial titles in all sports.
Builders
  • COURT BROUSSON, Principal (1983-1993).
    The Jack Wallace Track along with initiating the Sport Recognition Wall in the east gym may be the most tangible legacies of Court's 10 years as Principal of Oak Bay High. However, it's widely recognized that through his foresight and active involvement in the school's athletic program, Oak Bay regained its prominence as a powerhouse in local and provincial sports. He established a financial legacy for teams to draw on but perhaps most of all, he created a culture in which all sports, both male and female, were given equal recognition.
  • DAVE Dunnet, Class of 1958 and long-serving OBHS Band Leader.
    Generations of Oak Bay students know the Oak Bay 'fight song' because of Dave's thirty six year commitment to Oak Bay as both a student and a teacher. The Pep Band was a fixture at Oak Bay home games. His energy and enthusiasm for sport made him a legend around the province.
  • DON OLIVER, Class of 1942, Teacher and Vice-Principal (1963-1970).
    Don graduated from Oak Bay, taught at Oak Bay and was Vice-Principal at Oak Bay. His three children also graduated from Oak Bay. It would be difficult to find an individual who was more "Green and White" than Don Oliver. Don coached the boys rugby team that won 12 Howard Russell titles between 1949 and 1962.
  • JACK WALLACE, Principal (1963-1970).
    Jack was Principal of Oak Bay High from 1963-1970. His interest in athletics was remarkable. Jack attended most games and travelled with the teams to exhibition and championship tournaments. He was instrumental in adding new facilities to the original building including the gymnasium and the original cinder track which now bears his name.
  • KAREN EVANS.
    As a Monterey Elementary and Middle School teacher and coach Karen has coached hundreds of young athletes many of who attended and excelled on Oak Bay High teams. Karen's commitment to instilling in her athletes a genuine love for sports, a strong work ethic, and a desire to give back to their school has most certainly enhanced the quality of success achieved by Oak Bay High Athletics.
Coaches
  • GILL HAWKINS, Teacher.
    Gill coached field hockey at Oak Bay from 1969-1978. Her teams won several Island titles and went to the BC Championships each year winning twice in 1970 and 1975. Oak Bay never lost a Bridgeman Cup final with Gill as coach.
  • DON HORWOOD, Teacher.
    Don coached the Bays basketball team from 1969-1978. His teams appeared in the Provincial championship final game five consecutive times between 1973 and 1978, winning three Provincial titles in 1973, 1974 and 1977. Don went on to become the head coach at the University of Alberta where he has been named CIS Coach of the Year three times and has coached Alberta to 10 appearances in the CIS Final Eight Championship in Halifax. In his honor the teaching gym at Oak Bay has been named after him.
  • GARY TAYLOR, Teacher.
    His basketball teams won Island Championships in 1961, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969, placed second at the provincial championships in 1966 and 1969 and won provincial titles in 1965 and 1968. Gary has been honored with having the competition gym in the new school after him.
  • GARY JOHNSTON, Teacher. Gary coached the Barbarian Rugby team from 1978-2006 and won a record six BC Championships.
Athletes
  • SHELLEY ANDREWS (nee Winter), Class of 1971.
    Shelley is considered one of the greatest Canadian women's field hockey players of all time. She was the first female to play over 100 times for Canada, anchoring the defense and helped turn Canada into a field hockey powerhouse in the 1980's. Shelley co-captained Canada to the silver medal at the 1983 World Cup, to the bronze medal at the 1986 World Cup and to fifth place at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Shelley has been inducted into the UBC, Victoria and BC Sports Halls of Fame.
  • JARED BARKER, Class of 1993.
    Jared first played rugby for Canada in 2000 and went on to win 20 caps for his country. Jared's most impressive feat, while playing for Canada, was kicking a record 33 consecutive penalties (Guinness Rugby World Record pending). Jared's professional rugby career took him to France and England.
  • BOB BURROWS, Class of 1965.
    Bob collected MVP honors in both baseball and basketball at junior college before being recruited by Seattle State University with a dual-sport scholarship. He played basketball for Team Canada at the 1967 Pan Am Games and then turned down a Seattle Super Sonics NBA draft in favor of a professional baseball contract with Kansas City. After leaving Kansas City, he had tremendous success with the Victoria Bates Softball Club in the 1970's. Bob was named Victoria Male Athlete of the Year in 1974 and has since been inducted into the Softball BC and Canada Halls of Fame.
  • DON BURROWS, Class of 1969
    Don was an outstanding basketball player named to the Island All Star Basketball Team 1967-1969 and the All Star Provincial Basketball Team 1968-1969.
  • DON CARSON, Class of 1973.
    Don was a member of the Oak Bay Barbarian rugby team in 1972-1973. He played rugby at UBC from 1976-1979, went on to a distinguished rugby career representing BC from 1980-1982 and appeared with Canada a total of 18 times with 10 international caps.
  • MARILYN CAMPBELL (nee Bell), Class of 1977.
    After graduation Marilyn had a very successful rowing career with the highlight being when her team won a silver medal in the Woman's Four with Coxswain at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • ALISON DEIF (nee Daysmith), Class of 1962
    Alison was a dominant Canadian female badminton star of her era. She won the Canadian singles championship title 3 times and represented Canada at the Uber Cup World Championships and the Commonwealth Games.
  • ANNA-MARIE DEZWAGER, Class of 1994.
    A multi-sport athlete, and a Spirit and Athletic Excellence Award winner during her days at Oak Bay. Anna-Marie chose to be a field hockey goalie during her five years at the University of Victoria before taking up rowing in 2001. Her achievements include the Women's Eight crew which placed 7th in the 2004 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, and the 2007 Women's Quad, which qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics by placing 5th in Munich at the 2007 World Rowing Championships.
  • KELLY DUKESHIRE, Class of 1978.
    Kelly was a BC Basketball tournament First Team All Star in 1978. After high school graduation, he went on to star for the dominant University of Victoria Vikes basketball teams. Under coach Ken Shields' guidance, Kelly contributed to four national university championships in his five year career. Kelly was also a member the Canadian National team that won the World Student Games gold medal in Edmonton in 1983.
  • JANET FOWLER, Class of 1982.
    Janet's B.C. Basketball High School All-Star Award led her to play for the dominant University of Victoria teams from 1982-1987 and was a key part of two national university championships. In her final university season Janet was named to the CIS All Canadian team and was named MVP in the national finals. Janet was named UVic's Top Female Athlete in 1987. A career with the national team followed, highlighted by bronze medals at the Pan Am Games and the 1986 World Championships. Janet moved to Germany to play professionally at the First Division level.
  • NORMAN HADLEY, Class of 1982.
    "Stormin Norman" became a mammoth 6'7", 290 lb rugby lock who earned 12 caps for Canada (3 as captain) from 1987-1994. He played in the 1991 World Cup with the highly regarded Canadian team that defeated Fiji and Romania. Following the World Cup, Norman was named to the "World Team" and subsequently chosen for the Barbarians against the World Champions Australia in 1992 and was named Victoria's "Athlete of the Year" that same year.
  • CHRIS HALL, Class of 1967.
    After graduating Chris excelled in a number of different sports and has achieved world class status in the sport of lacrosse. Chris competed at a very high level in multiple sports. Chris played on the national champion Victoria Shamrocks, he represented Canada at the 1978 Commonwealth Games and was on the Canadian National Team from 1981-1986. In field lacrosse Chris was named to the All World Team representing Canada. As a coach Chris led the Victoria Shamrocks to the Mann Cup championship, and coached both the Calgary Roughnecks and Washington Stealth of the National Lacrosse League to the league championships.
  • MONTY HOLDING, Class of 1962.
    After a successful swimming career at Oak Bay High and the University of Oregon, Monty pursued a successful career in Triathlon and was a true force in the world of Ironman Triathlons for decades starting in 1983.
  • TARAS HRYB, Class of 1969.
    Taras, at just 17, won bronze medals at the 1971 Pan Am Games and in the 1974 Commonwealth Games. In 1969, Taras ended a long national drought winning the bronze medal in the 180-pound freestyle class at the world junior championships, Canada's first international wrestling medal since the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. Taras made it to the 1972 Munich Olympics as a mere 18 year-old but chronic knee injuries eventually ended his career. Taras won the Canadian university title four times and competed in the world championships and World University Games. Taras was named Victoria's "Male Athlete of the Year" for 1969 and was inducted into the Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1988.
  • BOB HUTCHISON, Class of 1949.
    After winning the BC High School 100m title in 1949. Bob continued competing in track and in 1952 represented Canada at the Olympic Games. In 1953 he attended the University of Washington on a track and field scholarship.
  • EVAN JONES, Class of 1974.
    After graduating Evan played for one season with the UVic Vikes basketball team followed by three consecutive all-star seasons with the UBC Thunderbird football team. Evan was drafted in the first round by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and played one year in the CFL before injuries cut short his pro football career. Evan transferred his talents to rugby and played for three years with both the 15 a-side and 7 a- side national teams.
  • DAVE KIRZINGER, Class of 1974.
    Dave was a big part of the Bays that won back to back BC High School Championships in 1973 and 1974. Dave went to UBC and played both basketball and football and went on to a standout career in the Canadian Football League becoming an all star with the Calgary Stampeders.
  • KEN KIRZINGER, Class of 1978.
    Ken is the only athlete in the history of boys basketball in British Columbia to be selected to the provincial championship tournament First All-Star Team three times from 1976-1978. After high school Ken played one year of varsity basketball at the University of Victoria followed by one year of varsity football at the UBC before embarking on a highly successful career as a TV and motion picture stunt man.
  • PHIL MACK, Class of 2003.
    Phil led the Oak Bay barbarians ruby team to 4 Provincial titles. 2 for 15-a-side and 2 for 7-a-side. After graduation Phil began training with the National Rugby Team in 2006 and was selected to 7-a-side for Canada in Hong Kong. Between 2006-2011 Phil earned 30 caps for the 7-a-side national team and 7 caps for the 15-a-side team. He captained the 7-a-side team from 2007 to today (April, 2019). Phil was chosen national team "Player of the Year" in 2008, 2010 and 2011.
  • IKE MACKAY, Class of 1966.
    Ike was a soccer standout at Oak Bay High, playing a leading role on the Bays 1965 BC Championship team. In 1968, Ike played for the Canadian Olympic Team and the Vancouver Royals of the NASL. He was a member of the Alberta Golden Bears 1972-1973 CIAU National Championship team, and in 1972 and 1977, he was a member of Canada's FIFA World Cup qualifying teams. Ike finished his professional soccer career with the Portland Timbers from 1976-1978.
  • PHIL MATSON, Class of 1949
    Phil was an outstanding middle distance runner for Oak Bay and was undefeated in all his junior age competitions. In 1948 he won the Royal Roads cross country event competing against members of the Canadian Navy squad. In his senior year he won the 1/2 mile and 1 mile races at the BC High School Championships with record breaking times.
  • BRIAN MCKENZIE, Class of 1966.
    Brian was MVP of the BC High School Basketball tournament in 1966. Although Brian was drafted at age 16 by the New York Yankees baseball organization, he went on to a distinguished basketball career at Simon Fraser University.
  • BOB MCLAREN, Class of 1963.
    Bob set school records in the 100m (10.7s) and 200m (22.1s) in 1963 that had yet to be broken at the time of his induction to the Oak Bay High Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. After high school, Bob attended Oregon State University where he honed his skills as a 400 meter hurdler. He subsequently held the Canadian record (50.7s) and won national championships in the hurdles and several other events from 1966-1968. At the 1967 Pan Am Games, Bob won a bronze medal in the 400 meter hurdles and a silver medal as part of the 1600m relay team. In 1967, Bob was named "Victoria Athlete of the Year" and in 1968 he represented Canada at the Mexico City Olympic Games in the 400 meter hurdles.
  • MARG METCALFE (nee Mainwaring), Class of 1973.
    In 1973, Marg led the girls basketball team to a third place finish at the BC High School Championships earning a 1st Team All Star Award. This still ranks as Oak Bay's best ever finish at the provincial tournament. Marg went on to a great basketball career at the University of Victoria and with Canada's National Team.
  • DAVE MORGAN, Class of 1968.
    Dave was a basketball standout helping Oak Bay win the Island and Provincial Championships in 1968. In 1970, he played on the Victoria team that won the Canadian Baseball Championship. In 1972-73 Dave won a dual sport scholarship to play basketball and baseball at George Fox College.
  • PAT NICKELLS (nee Fleming), Class of 1947.
    Pat won the high jump event at the 1947 BC Track and Field Championships. Later that year in Edmonton, Pat was the Canadian High Jump Champion. She dominated the competition not only in high jump but also in sprints and relays in many meets throughout Western Canada and Washington State competing for the YM-YWCA.
  • ROB PARRIS, Class of 1974.
    Rob won back to back Island and BC High School Basketball Championships in 1973 and 1974. A 1st Team BC High School All Star, Rob went on to play basketball for the University of Victoria. At the time of his induction, Rob was one of only two Vikes players to have his number retired.
  • JOAN PARTNELL (nee Morgan), Class of 1946.
    Joan was selected to represent Canada at the 1950 British Empire Games in Auckland, New Zealand. Joan continued swimming and enjoyed an outstanding master's swimming career.
  • JUDY ROLLICK (nee Humber), Class of 1962.
    Judy represented Canada at the Uber Cup (World Team Badminton Championships for Women) and Commonwealth Games. Judy was the Canadian Singles Champion, Canadian Doubles Champion and Canadian Mixed Champion.
  • JIM RUTLEDGE, Class of 1977.
    After graduation Jim won both the British Columbia and Canadian Junior Amateur Golf Championships. In 1979, he turned professional and won the first of three B.C. Open titles. Jim qualified for the Nationwide Tour in 2001. In 2006 Jim finished 14th on the Nationwide Tour money list which qualified him for a spot on the 2007 PGA Tour. Jim has also represented Canada three times at the World Cup and twice in the Dunhill Cup.
  • JAMES SQUIRE, Class of 1941.
    Jim's excellence in golf led to being Victoria Junior Golf Champion for three consecutive years starting in 1939. In 1941, he also doubled as the Victoria Amateur Champion. Jim continued his winning ways at the University of Washington. In 1950, after some convincing, Jim agreed to play in the BC Amateur Championship where, after two extra holes in the final, he was crowned the 1950 BC Amateur Golf Champion.
  • WINSTON STANLEY, Class of 1992.
    After graduation Winston went on to play for Canada 66 times starting in 1994. When Winston retired after the 2003 World Cup, he was the top try scorer in Canadian rugby history. His professional career included playing wing for the Leicester Tigers. Playing with them in 2001 he helped win the Heineken Cup, Zurich Premier League, and the Playoff Championship.
  • CHRIS TRUMPY, Sr, Class of 1973.
    Chris was the MVP at the 1973 BC Basketball Championships. His illustrious basketball career continued at UBC where he played for the Thunderbirds. For many years, Chris distinguished himself as an Oak Bay alumnus, giving back to his school by coaching boys and girls basketball teams. Chris's love of basketball, his knowledge of the game, and his commitment to the success of young people have contributed significantly to Oak Bay High's successful basketball programs.
  • BOB WHEATON, Class of 1959.
    In 1959 Bob won the Sid Thomas Memorial Award as Victoria's outstanding amateur athlete. Bob retired after competing in the 1960 Rome Olympic Games having established more than 30 BC and Canadian backstroke, butterfly, medley and relay event swimming records. Bob is a member of the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame.
  • ZACH WHITMARSH, Class of 1995.
    Zach established provincial school records in track for the 400m, 800m, 1500m and the 1600m team relay. He was BC High School Champion three times in the 800m and twice in the 1500m. After graduation Zach attended East Tennessee State University. The Canadian Champion in the 800m for five consecutive years, Zach represented Canada at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. In 1999, Zach captured the bronze medal in the 800m at the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg.
  • DEB WHITTEN, Class of 1984.
    Oak Bay's Female Athlete of the Year in l984, Deb Whitten "was one of the best field hockey goaltenders in the world" according to Lynne Beecroft, coach of the UVIC Vikes. Deb played on the National Team from 1989 to 1995 including two World Cups, the l992 Olympics and in two Pan American Games winning a silver medal in l991 and a bronze medal in l995. Deb continued to be involved in field hockey as an assistant coach with the national teams that played in the 1998 Commonwealth Games and the 1999 Pan Am Games, where the team placed third.
  • ALAN WRIGHT, Class of 1941.
    After he graduated Alan played for the Victoria Dominoes Basketball Team that won the Canadian Basketball Championship in 1941-42. After serving for Canada in the Second World War Alan returned to the Dominoes and helped them win the Canadian Basketball Championship again in 1945-46.
  • MARK WYATT, Class of 1980.
    Mark captained the Barbarian Rugby Team to a BC High School Championship in 1980. He went on to have one of the most prolific international rugby careers of any Canadian. His goal kicking ability earned him a place in the Guiness Book of World Records and the world-wide recognition as one of rugby's finest players. Mark played in both the inaugural World Cup of Rugby in 1987 and again in 1991.