Former Clan (and BC Lions) football star Sean Millington was one of 13 named to the SFU Athletics Hall of Fame Feb. 29. With him, SFU Athletics chief Milt Richards (left) and Lorne Davies, SFU's first athletics director.
SFU inducts new hall of famers
SFU re-established its athletics hall of fame Feb. 29 when new inductees were honoured during a lunch at the university’s Burnaby campus.
“There was a lot of staff turnover and the concept and tradition of the hall of fame was unfortunately lost,” says founding athletic director, Lorne Davies.
“Fortunately, with a new athletic director (Milton Richards) and a new era of SFU competing in the NCAA we are able to re-establish this great tradition.”
The new hall of fame members are:
- Clan football defensive tackle Doug Brown and running back Sean Millington who went on to stellar Canadian Football League (CFL) careers.
- Women’s basketball coach Allison McNeill who led the team for 13 years, and player Michelle Hendry.
- Olympic wrestling gold medalist Daniel Igali and silver medalist Jeff Thue.
- Two-time Olympian Brit Townsend, now SFU’s track and field head coach.
- Former NAIA cross-country champion Sarah Howell.
- SFU men’s basketball’s No. 2 all-time scoring leader Bob Hieltjes.
- Three-time NAIA first-team All American soccer player Randee Hermus.
- The late Keith Watts, SFU men’s soccer head coach for 20 years, including for two national championships.
- Swim coaches Paul and Margaret Savage, who coached many B.C. and Canadian swimmers to international prominence during the 1960s, `70s and `80s.
- The 1970 SFU football team, which went 9-0 in NAIA action and had 23 players drafted to the CFL, and the 1982 men’s soccer team, which netted SFU’s first back-to-back national championships.