Alberta Sports Hall of Fame welcomes Horwood

Matt Gutsch

Don Horwood, who coached the University of Alberta Golden Bears basketball team for 26 years, has been announced as a member of the 2014 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame induction class.

Horwood will be officially enshrined May 30 at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet, held annually in Red Deer.

Originally from Carbonear, N.L., Horwood served as Golden Bears head coach from 1983 to 2009, and in that time guided the U of A to three national championship titles (1994, 1995 and 2002), two silver medals and 15 national championship tournament appearances. His 313 regular-season wins is a Canada West record. During his tenure, the Golden Bears also amassed seven Canada West titles, and Horwood himself was a three-time national coach of the year.

Recently inducted into the U of A Sports Wall of Fame (2013), Horwood was also named the Alberta Basketball Provincial Coach of the Year twice (1994 and 1995), and was given the City of Edmonton Salute to Excellence in 2007-08.