Hall of Fame
April 8, 2015

(London, Ontario) – The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) announced today the inductees into the OCAA Hall of Fame, Class of 2015. Fanshawe College is proud to have three individuals selected for induction – Glenn Johnston, John Hayden and Michelle Hall. The OCAA Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary contributions and accomplishments within collegiate sports in Ontario. These new inductees will be recognized at the OCAA Hall of Fame Banquet to be held on April 29th, 2015 at the Oakville Convention Centre in Oakville, Ontario.

Glenn Johnston – Coach

Johnston was the Head Coach of the Falcons Men's Basketball program at Fanshawe for an impressive 35 years, from 1976-77 until 2011-12. During his tenure, his teams won two CCAA National Championships (1979-80 and 1980-81) and six OCAA Provincial Championships (1977-78, 1978-89, 1979-80, 1980-81, 2003-04 and 2006-07). His teams won 13 total Provincial medals (6 Gold, 3 Silver, 4 Bronze) and posted an amazing OCAA League record of 429 wins and 261 losses. During that time, he was named CCAA Coach of the Year in 1995-96 and named the OCAA Coach of the Year four times (1990-91, 1995-96, 1999-00 and 2006-07). Johnston is the third Fanshawe coach to be inducted into the OCAA Hall of Fame.

John Hayden – Athlete

Hayden was a member of the Falcons Men's Basketball program for four seasons (1979-80 to 1982-83). He was an instrumental piece in both of Fanshawe's Men's Basketball National Championships (1979-80 and 1980-81) and was named a CCAA Championship All-Star in 1980-81. While he was playing for the Falcons, the team had an OCAA league record of 60-18 and playoff record of 9-4. He was a two-time OCAA First Team All-Star (1980-81 and 1981-82), an OCAA Second Team All-Star in 1982-83 and was named the OCAA Championship MVP in 1980-81. He is second all-time in Fanshawe Men's Basketball history for total points with 1119, averaging 15.1 points per game over his career.

Michelle Hall – Athlete

Hall played three seasons with the Falcons Women's Basketball program from 1996-97 to 1998-99. In both 1997-98 and 1998-99, she was the OCAA Women's Basketball Scoring Champion, scoring 17.2 and 18.4 points per game respectively. While she was playing, her teams had a league record of 33-11. She was twice named an OCAA First Team All-Star (1997-98 and 1998-99), as well as an OCAA Second Team All-Star in 1996-97. In 1997-98, her team won a bronze medal at the OCAA Championships, where she was named a CCAA All-Canadian. In the same year, she was also named Fanshawe's Female Athlete of the Year. The following year, she helped lead the team to an OCAA silver medal.

 

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Rob Thorpe

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