Getting inducted into any Hall of Fame is not something that everyone strives for or even sets out to make, but when you get the call it’s such a warm feeling that one is in a state of shock.
We are now hearing that the first person to enter the former University of Alberta Coach Stu Robbins who enters into the Canada West Hall of Fame in Men’s Soccer.
He (Robbins) who was the first ever coach in the history of the program dating back in 1967 and is only the second Canada West Hall of Fame inductee.
It’s interesting to note that he has ties with Alberta after former Golden Bear football player Val Schneider who became the first inductee.
It’s interesting to note that until this spring there was no CW Hall of Fame as it was not created until earlier this year celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Western Canadian university sport championship awarded in 1920 for Men’s hockey.
Robbins is of English decent being educated and born in England and it wasn’t until 1964 that he was invited to join the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Physical Education.
He was first tasked with establishing a graduate and undergraduate programs in elementary school PE, eventually going on to have a huge impact on varsity sport.
As if one sport isn’t enough he managed to coach Soccer, Tennis, Diving, and Sprinting over his decade in Edmonton.
He enters the Canada West Hall of Fame thanks to his success leading the Bears soccer programs as he guided Alberta to back-to-back titles for Canada West.
He won Gold in 1972 and Silver in 1973.
Congrats on his induction!!!