Jamie Galloway – 1992 – Athlete of the Year


A graduate of Eastview Secondary School, Jamie Galloway certainly made a name for himself since leaving for Queen’s University in Kingston. Galloway was a walk-on to the school’s varsity football team five years earlier and earned a spot as the place kicker. He graduated as the leading point-scorer not only in the history of the school, but also the Ontario-Quebec Intercollegiate Football Conference. Galloway went into the season already holding the record as Queen’s top point getter, and added the conference record to his list of accomplishments early in the season. With a career total of 313 points scored in regular season and playoff action, Galloway’s scoring feats ranked second only to the immortal Neil Lumsden in Canadian intercollegiate football history. Lumsden amassed more than 400 points as a kicker and running back during his career at the University of Ottawa. Capping off his career at Queen’s, Galloway played a key role in helping the school reach the Vanier Cup Canadian university football championship and in winning the national title. Galloway kicked a field goal and four extra points in the Vanier Cup win. The Barrie native was also an outstanding rugby player and kicker. In fact, rugby was the reason Galloway ended up on the football field. He was playing with Queen’s rugby team in his freshman season when the football coaches saw his powerful leg. Galloway was asked to try out for the football team and almost immediately unseated the club’s established place kicker. He continued to compete in rugby and was an avid golfer. Galloway graduated with a degree in civil engineering. and continued his studies in the faculty of education.

Other Nominees for the 1992 Athlete of the year were:

John Curtis and his sailing partner Charlie Hancock established themselves as one of the best crews in the world last year in the highly-competitive International 470 class. Curtis and Hancock finished third in the Canadian Olympic Trials, a series of three international regattas. They turned in solid results at many other international regattas, despite being plagued by bad luck at major events. At the world championships in Australia, they had their mast snap during a race and they dropped from 11th after three races to finish 27th overall. During the 1992 racing season, Curtis and Hancock, who were based in Kingston, competed at about 20 major regattas around the world. They placed 21st in very trying, windy conditions at the prestigious race at Hyre, France, against virtually the same field as the worlds. Born in Montreal, Curtis’s family moved to Barrie when he was three years old. The 25-year-old has lived in Kingston for the past seven years to pursue his educational (he’s studying for a law degree) and sailing goals.

Phil Coldrey, a triathlete, competed in swimming and nordic skiing at Carleton University in Ottawa. In his main sport, triathlon, the 22-year-old moved up from the junior ranks in 1992 to the much more competitive senior age level. Competing against most of the top triathletes in the country, Coldrey was a consistent top ten finisher in major Canadian events. His best finish was in a triathlon in Toronto against an international field of competitors. Coldrey placed sixth overall and was the third fastest Canadian. In the Ontario championship, Coldrey placed 10th, and he was seventh in the Ontario/Quebec championship. He placed second overall at a triathlon in Guelph. The low point in his season was at the Canadian championships. He did not place among the leaders due to illness. In cross-country skiing,  he placed 16th in the Canadian university cross-country ski championships, competing mainly against Ontario schools, plus some from Quebec and Alberta. A graduate of Innisdale Secondary School, Coldrey was a swimmer and track and field competitor before discovering triathlon four years ago.

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