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Donald Ross

Category

Builder

Sport

Softball

Hometown

Loggieville

Year Inducted

1994

Sport Ambassador

builder

Donald Ross

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

To survive and prosper, sport must have its "franchise players." But, to exist in the first place, it must have its builders. New Brunswick has been richly blessed with dedicated individuals who see needs and work to fill them. One such builder is Don Ross. His base of operation was Loggieville; his sport was softball; his constituency included every man, woman, boy and girl who had an interest in swinging a bat and throwing a ball. The results of his efforts can be found in new and better ball fields, a stronger and more effective administrative structure for softball locally and provincially, and some 97 Provincial Championship teams, 93 of which included him as a player, coach or manager! Is it any wonder that he has been described as the leader of "the softball capital of the world"? Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 4, 1994

Quick Facts

  • Coached nine teams in 1974, seven of which won provincial titles 

  • Managed teams at the National Championships in 1967, 1974, 1978 and 1984 

  • Umpired at the 1976 National Junior men’s event

  •  Served as a zone director for Softball NB from 1958-80; also served as association registrar-treasurer from 1970-72 and as president from 1973-75