Danyluk inducted into City of Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame

    Induction ceremony to be held on June 13, 2016 at the Winspear Centre

    By Connor Hood on June 9, 2016

    University of Alberta Golden Bears volleyball coach Terry Danyluk will be inducted into the 2016 class of the City of Edmonton’s Sports Hall of Fame. The Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Monday, June 13th at 7:30 p.m. at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, and is open to the public at no cost. Danyluk will be entering the Hall of Fame in the Athlete/Builder category.

    Danyluk joined the Golden Bears as a player in 1979 after spending 1978 with Canada’s National Senior team. As a player Danyluk won three-consecutive Golden Bear MVP awards, and helped win the program’s first CIS national championship in 1981, also earning CIS Championship MVP honours. Following his collegiate playing career, he played for team Canada at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, finishing with a fourth place finish.

    Danyluk re-joined the Golden Bears in 1991 as head coach, becoming the eighth head coach in program history. In his 23 years of coaching the Bears, Danyluk has helped the Bears to 22 CIS national championship appearances, including 16-consecutive trips since the 2000/2001 season. The Golden Bears have won a conference-leading 11 Canada West championships during his tenure, as well as six CIS national championships, the most in men’s volleyball during that time.

    Following the 2015/16 season, Danyluk’s career overall coaching record stands at 672-195, totaling an astonishing .775 winning percentage. Danyluk has also earned five CIS Men’s Volleyball Coach of the Year awards, with his last coming in 2009.

    In 2005, he was also inducted into the University of Alberta’s Sports Wall of Fame.

    Event Details:
    WHEN: Monday, June 13, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Francis Winspear Centre (9720 - 102 ave, Winston Churchill Square)
    DRESS: Elegant / business attire
    DRINKS: Cash bar