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Bruce Haddow

2021 |


Bruce loved football, and loved coaching even more. He coached a variety of sports through his 40 year career. He has been recognized in many ways, and won his fair share of games. Bruce was fortunate enough to coach football for many years alongside his older brother Bill.

Richmond Roots Bruce has lived in Richmond his entire life. He graduated from Richmond High in 1977 and played football, baseball, hockey and golf, both through the community and on school teams. Bruce was a teacher in the Richmond School District for 34 years and retired in 2017 after teaching at Hugh Boyd for 28 years.

Did You Know Bruce’s father John was one of the founders of the Richmond Minor Football League.

Barriers Overcome Bruce worked hard to keep football alive in Richmond. At the time of his retirement from Hugh Boyd Secondary in 2017, the Trojans were the one remaining football program in Richmond schools. 2017 was the last season for the Trojans.


Recognition Bruce was twice named National High School Coach of the Year Runner-Up. The Richmond School Sports Athletic Association awarded him an Outstanding Coaching Achievement Award, as well as a 30-year Coaching Service Award. He was also bestowed Honorary Life Membership by the BC High School Football Association.

All Awards

2005, 2008 National High School Coach of the Year Runner Up  
2006 Richmond Sports Awards-Team of the Year Hugh Boyd Trojans  
2007 RSSAA-Outstanding Coaching Achievement Award  
2013 Richmond Sports Awards Builder-Football  
2017 Kids Sports Honoree  
2018 Richmond School Sports Athletic Association 30 Years Coaching service  
2018 BCHSFA Honorary Life Membership  

Championship Bruce won two league championships and seven conference championships with Richmond Minor Football, along with two district girls softball championships and two provincial football championships as a player.


1976-2017 Championship Games Coached teams in championships in 6 divisions-Flag Football, Peewee, Bantam, Juvenile, HS AA, HS AAA  
1996-2017 Forty years of coaching at eight levels. Flag, Pee Wee, Grade 8, Bantam, Junior High School, AA High School, AAA High School, Juvenile19  
1996-2017 FRIENDSHIPS Thanks to everybody that has made this journey so much FUN!  


Career Stats

YearTeam / OrganizationHighlight
1976 RMFL Flag Richmond Tigers Undefeated League Champions  
1977-1979 RMFL Peewee Richmond Bears League Champions 1978  
1980-1981 RMFL Bantam Roughriders League Champions 1980  
1982-1984 Juvenile Raiders League Champions/Provincial Finalists  
1985 London Lords-Junior High  
1986-1988 Richmond High Colts Provincial AAA Finalists 1987  
1991-2017 Hugh Boyd Trojans Seven Conference Championships/Four semi -finals/2006 Provincial Finalists  

Contribution to Richmond Sport Along with coaching football, Bruce coached baseball, softball, and track and field. Also sponsored golf, basketball and rugby teams as a teacher. He spent 5 years as a Conference Rep and 10 years at the Western Canadian Football Camp.

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