2017 Volleyball Canada Hall of Fame Class
Golden Bears volleyball head coach Terry Danyluk has added one of the most prestigious honours to his volleyball resume, as he was inducted into the 2017 class of the Volleyball Canada Hall of Fame. Danyluk was one of three to be inducted on Thursday night in downtown Edmonton, joining Lawrence Flynn and Glenn Hoag.
Danyluk joins the VB Canada Hall of Fame in Athlete Category, after a highly successful collegiate career with the Golden Bears, and an international career during the 1980’s. After joining the Bears in 1979, he captured consecutive national player of the year honours in 1980 and 1981, as well as the Wilson Challenge Award in 1981 as the University of Alberta’s Male Athlete of the Year.
Danyluk left the Golden Bears following the 1981 season, joining the Canadian Men’s National Team. Over the next four years, he played in numerous international events, including the World Championship, three Universiade Games, and the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
Canada’s fourth place finish at the ’84 Olympics still stands as the best Olympic result in program history. The national team also earned a silver medal at the ’83 Universiade Games.
Since returning to the University as a coach in 1991, Danyluk has accumulated over 700 wins, 12 Canada West Championships, and six national championship titles.
He was inducted into the University of Alberta’s Sports Wall of Fame in 1985, and into the Volleyball Canada Hall of Fame as a member of the 1983 Men’s National Team in 2014. Danyluk will also be inducted into the Ukrainian Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in September.
Photo courtesy of Volleyball Canada