pic.twitter.com/qwVwOLJWOn April 30 at the annual Sport Manitoba Night of Champions, Wheelchair Basketball Coach Bill Johnson was named the Sport Manitoba Coach of the Year in front of 300+ in attendance at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.  Joining Bill on the honor list was Terry Ball who was formally inducted into the Manitoba Sport Hall of Fame as an athlete.  Basketball Manitoba would like to congratulate Bill and Terry for their outstanding contributions to the game of basketball in Manitoba!  For more on the evening plus biographies on all the winners and nominees...





Bill Johnson – Wheelchair Basketball

As bench boss of the Men’s and Junior National Teams, Bill is a highly respected and valued innovative coach and mentor. He has a strong technical background and proven knack for planning and preparing for success, which he’s using to lead Canada’s Women’s Wheelchair 

Basketball Team back into the world’s top rankings. He will be leading the women’s team into competition this year at the 2012 Paralympic games in London.  



















Terry Ball - Manitoba Sport Hall of Fame

Terry Ball was be inducted as an Athlete based upon his dominance on the university scene from 1966-70 with the Manitoba Bisons. As a big guard who shot left-handed, Ball scored at will in his day and was the league scoring champ three times to go with his four Western All-Star nods and four All-Canadian honours. In 1967, ’68 and ’69 he was the Bisons’ MVP and the school’s Most Outstanding Athlete in 1968. Ball also played with the Canadian National Team in the summer of 1970. He was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame in 1991. 


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