OTTAWA, April 23, 2014 – Congratulations to legendary Canadian wheelchair basketball coach Tim Frick (Pender Island, B.C.) who is among the Class of 2014 to be inducted in to Canada's Sports Hall of Fame as a builder, it was announced today.
Tim Frick is one of the greatest wheelchair basketball coaches of all-time. As head coach of the Canadian women’s wheelchair basketball team from 1990 to 2009, Frick led Team Canada to an astounding decade-long undefeated streak in major international competition, a run that included an unprecedented three consecutive Paralympic gold medals (1992, 1996, 2000) and four consecutive World Championship titles (1994, 1998, 2002, 2006).
“Congratulations to Tim on this well-deserved tribute,” said Gaétan Tardif, President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee. “Tim’s legacy extends even beyond the medal count, as he continues to make significant contributions to the sport community through coach development as a respected mentor who is always willing to give his time and share his knowledge and expertise.”
In 2010, the Canadian Paralympic Committee named its coaching excellence award the Tim Frick Paralympic Coach Excellence Award in Frick’s honor. In 2013, he was inducted in to the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame as a Coach.
The Class of 2014 includes six athletes and two builders who will be officially inducted on Oct. 22. To view the full release from Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, visit http://www.sportshall.ca/2014-induction-celebrations/newsroom.html?lang=EN?lang=EN?lang=EN