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Malcolm Early

Category

Builder

Sport

Multi-Sport

Hometown

Fredericton

Year Inducted

2005

Sport Ambassador

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Malcolm Early

HONOURED MEMBER

Biography

For 35 years he served with distinction as a teacher, mentor, clinician, athletic administrator, innovator, but, most of all, coach. His sports were volleyball, cross country running, basketball, soccer and track and field at the high school, university, provincial and national team levels.He was especially committed to the National Coaching Certification Program.In fact, some 2,000 coaches enrolled in his courses, representative of more than 30,000 athletes! His friend and fellow sport psychologist, Dr. Peter Jensen said this: “He has that strong developmental bias that exists in those exceptional coaches who don’t just instruct but change young peoples’ lives”. Clearly, regardless of the leadership hat he was wearing at any one time, he practiced what he preached- that sport, regardless of level or outcome- was a world in which he and those he coached, taught or supervised,could live forever. Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame,June 4th,2005.

Quick Facts

  • Dedicated over 35 years to coaching young athletes in high school and university in basketball, volleyball, track and field, cross country and soccer 

  • His Fredericton High School teams won ten NBIAA championships in cross country, basketball and volleyball 

  • Coached the UNB cross country team to five consecutive AUAA titles and the UNB men’s volleyball team to four AUAA championships 

  • As a Master course conductor for the National Coaching Certification Program he instructed over 2,000 coaches from 1970-1987 

  • Athletic Director at UNB from 1977-83 

  • Founder and first president of Volleyball New Brunswick (1970-74)

  • Member of the board of Volleyball Canada and chair of the national team committee 1977-84 

  • Provided executive and technical leadership to many provincial, regional and national organizations and events, including NB & Canada Games, Atlantic Universities Athletic Association, and Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union