New inductees into Sports Hall of Fame
Many memories were shared April 23 when four athletes, three "builders" and a fighting football team were inducted into the Concordia Sports Hall of Fame.
About 160 people attended a dinner at the east-end Brasserie Molson-O'Keefe to honour these outstanding athletes, who had travelled here from as far away as Victoria, B.C., and Washington, D.C.
Joann Bourque (BA 83)
An excellent basketball player, Joann Bourque won many awards while she was at Concordia. She received her BA in Recreation and Leisure Studies in 1983. Today, she lives in New Bedford, Mass.
Larry Tittley (BA 78)
Larry Tittley played varsity football for Sir George Williams University in 1970, Loyola College in 1973, and -- when the two institutions merged -- Concordia in 1974 and 1975.
He subsequently went on to play for the Calgary Stampeders in 1976 to 1980, and then the Ottawa Rough Riders until 1985. Tittley was voted to the Western All-Star Team (1978) while with the Stampeders, and the Eastern All-Star Team (1981) while with the Ottawa Rough Riders.
He now works in financial services and is married to a Concordia alumna, Kathryn Atkinson (BA 1976). They have four children.
Glenn Tomalty (BComm 77)
Glenn Tomalty was a record-breaking scorer with both the Loyola College and Concordia hockey teams.
After graduation, he played professional hockey, playing for four seasons in several leagues, including the NHL, and two seasons as a player/coach in Europe.
He now lives in Calgary with his wife Robin, a former Concordia student, and they have two children.
Bernie Wolfe (S BComm 74)
Bernie Wolfe was an exceptional goaltender for Sir George Williams, a three-time Quebec hockey league all-star, and in his final season, led the Georgians to a berth in the national championship.
After graduation, he joined the NFL's Washington Capitals. He went on to become a certified financial planner, and runs his own company in Chevy Chase, Maryland, where he lives with his wife, Patsy-Ann, and their two daughters.
Edmund F. Enos
Football player, coach, professor, administrator, Dr. Ed Enos had a profound impact on sports at Concordia from the time he arrived at Loyola College in 1965 to be Director of Athletics. He founded the Department of Exercise Science and helped establish five undergraduate programs and a graduate program in Sports Administration.
He won the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Sports Academy in 1986 for developing courses, training programs and exchanges that contributed to the international development of sport.
Enos had played defensive end with the B.C. Lions football team before coming to Loyola, and had a successful term as defensive coach with the Montreal Alouettes.
Magnus Flynn (S BComm 49)
In 1952, Magnus Flynn was hired to develop an athletic program at Sir George Williams. He had played intercollegiate basketball himself for four years while at Sir George.
He was given a former cupboard on the third floor of the Norris Building and a $3,000 debt to contend with. The four big schools at the time (Toronto, Queen's, McGill and Western) would not accept the new schools, so a new league was founded, the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Intercollegiate Association.
Flynn developed a full athletic program with basketball as the founding sport. As coach of the Georgians for 11 years, he had a 147-30 record and won the conference title eight times, the City Open title twice, and the Eastern Canada title once.
Today, he continues to win awards and be active in his community, and was named Senior Volunteer of the Year for British Columbia.
Victor Zilberman (Dip 85)
Victor Zilberman has given 25 years of service to Concordia as head coach of wrestling, winning six CIAU titles, among other contributions.
He was the Olympic team coach for wrestling in 1988, 1992 and 1996, and the national team head coach in 1981, 1985, 1987 and 1997. Since 1977, he has been head coach of the Montreal Wrestling Club, and has been involved in wrestling programs in high schools and YMCAs and YMHAs. He has also been an editor of Canadian Wrestler Magazine.
Today, he teaches full-time at Vanier College, and is a part-time physical education instructor at McGill and Concordia.
They were smaller and less athletic than the favourites to win the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Football Conference championship for the 1962-63 season. The Ottawa press even suggested that the Loyola Warriors Football team not bother showing up for the game. By half-time, it looked like the cocky Carleton Ravens would indeed be the winners, as the score was 17-7 against Loyola. But the Warriors persevered, and came up with a great comeback victory: 39-24.