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Joseph Amédée Meddy Cormier

Category

Builder

Sport

Multi-Sport

Hometown

Moncton

Year Inducted

1982

Sport Ambassador

sport hero, builder

Joseph Amédée (Meddy) Cormier

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

It is nearly impossible to do justice to the achievements of “Meddy” Cormier in a few words. His success as a coach at the high school, community, university and provincial levels was awe-inspiring: 11 curling championships including a national gold medal, two Atlantic University titles, eight provincial interscholastic and junior championships, one provincial interscholastic championship in hockey and 12 Atlantic University and provincial championships in track and field. Add to this his involvement as an athlete on a slew of champion baseball, hockey and track and field teams, his contributions as a speaker, teacher, organizer and administrator and his lasting influence on hundreds of young men and women over the course of their education at the Université de Moncton, and you have an exceptional builder of sports. Inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame on June 5, 1982.

Quick Facts

  • Winning skip of the 1973 Monctonian Bonspiel 

  • Coached Denise Lavigne’s rink to three provincial junior curling titles (1976-77-78) and to a gold medal at the Canada Games (1979) 

  • Coached the Mathieu-Martin girls team to three consecutive NBIAA curling titles (1976-77-78) 

  • Coached the Universite de Moncton’s women’s curling team to an AUAA championship in 1979 

  • Coached the NB South East Zone track team to seven consecutive provincial championships (1968-74) 

  • Track and field official at the first National Junior Olympics in 1974 and at the Canada Games in 1977