Peter Millsap has been a coach in the Eastview Collegiate’s Volleyball program for the last 11 years. In that time, his teams have never missed a GBSSA Final Four tournament and have won the GBSSA Championship an amazing 7 seven times. In 1999, Eastview won the bronze medal at OFSAA in “AA” competition and in 2000, they won the silver medal competing at the highest “AAA” level finishing their season with a remarkable 39-2 record. Milisap also coaches at the club level having led the Brampton West Side Volleyball Club to a bronze medal in the Canadian Juvenile Championships in 1999. In 2000, Milisap’s local Georgian Cubs competed in the National Championship in Winnipeg. He has a reputation at every level for promoting a sense of fair play, effort and sportsmanship. Peter Millsap strongly believes in building individual character and giving each player the opportunity to compete at the highest level. “I’m glad you coached my son,” said one of many very proud parents.
Other nominees for the 2001 Coach/Team Official of the Year were:
Tom Stockdale began his wrestling career in high school, continued to compete in University and at the club level upon graduation. As an elementary school teacher, he continued with his love of the sport. He has coached the Portage View Panthers’ Wrestling team since 1980. His teams have enjoyed tremendous success. The Panthers have won seven Simcoe County Wrestling Team Championships. In 1997, the girls won the Ontario Bantam Championship and the boys duplicated this feat in 1999. In 1998 and 2001 the girls placed third in Ontario. Team member Jonathan Goodman has won gold medals in both Ontario and the Eastern Canadian championships. Stockdale believes that wrestling provides an outlet for all students in which each individual can participate to the best of their ability. Many of his students have gone on to compete at the High School and University level but they still come back years later to assist in Tom Stockdale’s program.
Scott Taylor first took up curling when he and his family moved to Barrie in 1984. It wasn’t long before he was asked to help teach other new curlers. Since then he has received coaching certifications and has coached provincially, nationally and internationally. Taylor is currently a National Level Coach and he teaches elite curling athletes at clinics across Canada. He provided his coaching expertise to curlers in Scotland in 1999. In 1994, Taylor started the Curling Depot, a curling Pro-shop in Barrie which makes quality equipment available to curlers around the world. Along with a partner, Balance Plus Sliders Inc. was formed in 1996 and manufactures curling shoes and sliders. In 2001 they opened an International Training Research and Development Centre in Toronto. He continues to coach curlers of all abilities at any age whenever the opportunity permits. “In a hundred years it won’t matter how much money I had in the bank, what kind of house I lived in or what kind of car I drove as long as I made a difference in the life of one child.” Scott Taylor says.