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Richmond Olympic Oval
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Richmond, BC V7C 0A2

Matt Phillips

2016 |


Matt has made his mark in Richmond high school sports. After his playing days, he created three Richmond high school football programs and over the years his legacy has given many young football players (not only from within Richmond but also the entire Lower Mainland) the opportunity to play.

Richmond Roots Matt founded and coached the Steveston Secondary School Football program. Matt later went on to start football programs at Cambie Junior High and London Junior Secondary.

Barriers Overcome Matt started his high school football programs with nothing - much of his equipment was donated by existing programs. Matt later donated the equipment to Hugh Boyd Junior High, paying it forward and allowing the junior high to become a football feeder school.


Recognition In 2016, Matt was inducted into the BC Football Hall of Fame. He was also awarded the BC Lions Orange Helmet Pioneer award in 2010 and the BC Football Builder award in 1980.

All Awards

1980 Builder BC Football  
1988 Honour Award BC School Sports  
2010 Orange Helmet Pioneer Award BC Lions  
2016 Hall of Fame BC Football  


1956 BC Lions Selected as a Free Agent  


Career Stats

YearTeam / OrganizationHighlight
1960-1971 Steveston Senior Secondary Founder and Head Coach  
1972-1978 Cambie Junior Secondary Founder and Head Coach  
1979-1980 London Junior Secondary Founder and Head Coach  

Contribution to Richmond Sport Outside of football, Matt coached high school basketball and lacrosse. He was a football official for over 30 years and is a former president of the BC High School Football Association, as well as the BC Football Officials Association.

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