“Building a Lasting Legacy”

The Langley School District aims to recognize the outstanding achievements and significant contributions coaches have made to both their sport and athletes in the District. The selection of recipients is based on their contribution to sport through continuous development and does not reflect the accomplishments of a coach in any one year; rather are designed to recognize their contributions over a significant period of time.

Difference Maker Award (Jim Ehman Memorial)

This award is awarded in recognition of an individual who has coached for a minimum of ten years. The nominated coach is someone who has exemplified the Langley School District’s core values of Integrity, Courage, Community and Excellence throughout their coaching career. They have made a significant difference in the lives of students, staff, and the school community.

Wall of Distinction Award

This award is open to retired coaches with a minimum of 20 years coaching experience. The nominated coach is someone who exemplified the Langley School District’s core values of Integrity, Courage, Community and Excellence. They have influenced the development of players and new coaches, and demonstrated evidence of program building that has resulted in leaving a lasting legacy. Furthermore, the nominee’s coaching style has proven to be ethical, demonstrated sportsmanship, and has always shown positive game behaviour.

Coaching Award of Excellence

The following are recipients of the Coaching Award of Excellence given in recognition of leadership and commitment to coaching excellence in the Langley School District.

The Builder Award

This award recognizes an individual who has been a visionary for Langley athletics. Someone who has played an instrumental role in the evolution, growth and building of athletics in the Langley School District and has created a lasting legacy for the future.

  • 2021-2022

    Builder Award

    Gord Stewart
    Retired Superintendent of Schools


    Difference Maker Award

     

    (Jim Ehman Memorial Award)

    Gary Lutes


    Coaches Wall of Distinction Award

    Anne Heys

  • 2018-2019

    Difference Maker Award

    (Jim Ehman Memorial Award)

    Brian Hunter


    Coaches Wall of Distinction Award

    Mark Tamblyn

  • 2017-2018

    Difference Maker Award

    (Jim Ehman Memorial Award)

    Debbie McKinnon


    Coaches Wall of Distinction Award

    George Bergen

    Gord Dennison

    Frank Roberto

  • 2016-2017

    Difference Maker Award

    (Jim Ehman Memorial Award)

    Don Sparks

    Tammy Farrer


    Coaches Wall of Distinction Award

    Ivan Adrian

    Grant Inkster

  • 2015-2016

    Coaches Wall of Distinction Award

    Greg Leino