It is with great sadness that Basketball Manitoba shares the news of the passing of legendary basketball coach and administrator, Bob Hazell.

Bob had devoted over 45 years to basketball in Winnipeg, as coach,
administrator/organizer and clinician. He is probably the only coach in
Manitoba to have coached at all levels, from elementary, junior high,
high school (Glenlawn Collegiate), community (WMBA),
junior and senior men’s, provincial teams, to international


In 1971, Bob coached 10 and 11-year-old boys in a
cross-country tour to promote mini-basketball. Throughout the late
1970’s and early 1980’s, he helped organize, and was a presenter, at a
series of coaching clinics in the St. Vital School Division. For 15
years, he organized the Glenlawn Collegiate Alumni Tournament to raise
money for GCI student scholarships. He coached the St. Andrews Super
Saints to two Canadian Senior Men’s National Championships in 1975 and
1976. The provincial team he coached won the gold medal in the first
Western Canada Summer Games in 1975. He was also coach of the Super
Saints in 1978 when the team toured France and posted a record of 6 wins
and only 1 loss.   Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hazell Family.  A full obituary will appear in the comin days in the Winnipeg Free Press.

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