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Bill Haddow

2021 |


Bill had a 43 year coaching career in both community and school sports. He served on the BC High School Football Board of Directors for 20 years, three as President from 2007–2010. Bill was fortunate enough to coach football for many years alongside his brother Bruce.

Richmond Roots Bill grew up in Richmond where he played hockey, football and baseball, winning a Western Canadian Little League Championship in 1970. Bill played football for Matt Phillips at Cambie Jr High and for Archie Skemp at Richmond High.

Did You Know Bill’s father, John, was one of the founders of the Richmond Minor Football Association.

Barriers Overcome With numbers in football declining in the 2000s, Bill and his brother Bruce kept high school football alive in Richmond, with Hugh Boyd being the only participating program from 2003 until their coaching time ended in 2017.


Recognition Bill was acknowledged by the Richmond Secondary Sport Athletic Association with the Outstanding Coaching Achievement Award, (Honorary) Life Membership by the BC High School Football Association, and a 30 year Coaching Service Award from the Richmond School District. In 2006, the Hugh Boyd Football Team won Team of the Year.

All Awards

2006 Richmond Sports Award: Team of the Year – Hugh Boyd Trojans (Senior Football)  
2013 Richmond Sports Awards – Builder (Football)  
2015, 2017 RSSAA – Outstanding Coaching Achievement Kidsport Honour  
2018 RRSSAA 30 Years Coaching Service  
2018 BCHSFA – Honorary Life Membership  

Championship Bill won three league championships and one provincial championship with Richmond Minor Football, and seven conference championships with BC Secondary Schools Football Association.


1976-2017 Teams coached by Bill won conference championships at every level: Flag, Peewee, Bantam, Juvenile, High School AA and AAA.  


Career Stats

YearTeam / OrganizationHighlight
1976 Richmond Tigers – RMFL Flag Undefeated – League Champions  
1977-1979 Richmond Bears – RMFL League Champions 1978  
1980-1981 Peewee Richmond Roughriders – RMFL  
1982-1984 Bantam Richmond Raiders – Juvenile League Champs 1982 Provincial Runner-up 1982  
1985 Provincial Champions  
1986-1996 Bantam Provincial AAA Finalist 1987  
1997-2017 Richmond High School Hugh Boyd Secondary Conference Champions: 7 Provincial AA Finalists: 2006  

Contribution to Richmond Sport Bill spent thousands of hours on the sidelines and impacted the lives of so many athletes. Besides coaching football, Bill also spent a number of years coaching in the Richmond Minor Baseball Association.

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