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Albert Nishi

2021 |


Through his three-plus decades as a coach, Albert impacted the lives of many young athletes through his tireless passion for sport. Albert could be found most days in the Burnett gymnasium coaching individuals and various teams. Upon retiring, he competed at the BC 55 Plus Games and won nine medals.

Richmond Roots In 1949, Albert’s family returned to Richmond after being interned during the war. Albert grew up in Richmond and graduated from Steveston High School in 1962. He worked for 33 years teaching and coaching at Burnett Secondary School and raised his family in Richmond.

Did You Know Along with coaching, Albert competed in a variety of sports including badminton and dragon boating racing.

Barriers Overcome Albert began teaching and coaching at Burnett while the school was still under construction and the gymnasium was yet to be built, causing many teams to be forced to practice outdoors.


Recognition Students always appreciated that Albert was generous with his time in the gym and out on the sports field. Albert won BC Sports Coach of the Year in 2002 and was recognized by the Richmond School District for his 30-plus years of service to Richmond School Sports.

All Awards

1990 Coaching Service Award  
1994 School District #38 25 Years of Service  
1999 RSSAA 30 Year Service Recognization  
2001-2002 BC School Sports – Coach of The Year  

Championship Albert won multiple championships throughout his coaching career in football, badminton, and baseball. His greatest success was with the sport of badminton, with nine Vancouver and District Championships and several provincial medals.


1982-2002 Burnett Junior Badminton Team Dominated the Richmond League and won 9 Vancouver and District championships  
1992 Richmond Cup Champions and B.C. Provincial Champions  
1989 WRMBA – Richmond Mosquito League Champions  
1989 RYSA - League Champions  
1990 WRMBA - Richmond Pony League Champions  
1991 WRMBA - Richmond Bronco League Champions  
1992 NCBA -Richmond Bantam All-Star Champions  
1992 Richmond Bombers Football - Richmond Champions – 9-0 – Provincial Champions  
1993 Richmond Bantam Baseball - League & Playoff Champions  
1994 Richmond Junior Midgets Baseball - Can-Am Tournament Champs  
2001-2002 Burnett Senior Badminton Team Won League, V&D and a Silver Medal in the Provincials  
2002-2003 Burnett Senior Badminton Team Won league, V&D and a Silver Medal in the Provincials  


Career Stats

Contribution to Richmond Sport Over the course of his coaching career, Albert coached both school and community sports. He worked to involve and encourage students to participate in activities to enrich their lives now and in the future.

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