Ottawa’s greatness celebrated

Rick Desclouds (right). (Photo: Jeremy Soule)

By Ottawa Sportspage

Former high school coach Rick Desclouds was one of four individuals inducted into the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame on May 31. Over 37 years of teaching and coaching at Centretown’s Glashan Public School Desclouds amassed 112 total Ottawa board championships with teams including in volleyball, basketball, track and field, cross-country running, touch football, flag football, gymnastics, badminton and soccer.

Desclouds’ fellow inductees included former Ottawa Senator Chris Phillips, Canadian wheelchair basketball pioneer and six-time Paralympian Chantal Benoit and middle distance runner and two-time Olympian John Halvorsen.

Sue Holloway (left) and Chantal Benoit (right). (Photo: Jeremy Soule)
Chris Phillips (left) and Daniel Alfredsson. (Photo: Jeremy Soule)
John Halvorsen (left). (Photo: Jeremy Soule)

The Grey Cup-winning Ottawa Rough Riders of 1968 and 1969 also joined the Hall of Fame.

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