University of Windsor Announces 2019 Alumni Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
The University of Windsor’s Alumni Association and the Department of Athletics recently announced the 2019 class being inducted into the Alumni Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in the Alumni Auditorium as part of UWindsor’s Alumni Weekend.
Star athletes from track & field, volleyball and football highlight the inductees. Track & field stars Jamie Adjetely-Nelson and Stephanie Gouin, football all-Canadian Arjei Franklin and volleyball standout Steve Ray will be honoured as a part of this year’s ceremony.
Jamie Adjetely-Nelson (BA ‘07, BEd ‘09) is a multiple OUA all-star and all-Canadian for the Lancer track & field team. As the Lancers’ male athlete of the year in 2009, Jamie helped lead the blue and gold to five provincial and three national championships. A gold medalist in the decathlon at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he continues to hold the Lancer records in the pentathlon.
Stephanie Gouin (BHK ‘99) was a four-time CIAU all-Canadian and OUAA first team all-star as a long jumper member of the Lancers 4x200m relay team. She led the Blue & Gold to two CIAU women’s track & field championships while being named team MVP in 1997 and 1998. Stephanie continues to hold the Lancer record in the women’s long jump at 6.10m.
Steve Ray (BAS ‘96) is one of very few Lancers to capture both the prestigious DeMarco Award and the Olympic Shield as male athlete of the year. A four-time OUA first-team all-star, Steve led led the Lancers to an OUA silver medal in 1995 & 1996. The three time team MVP was also the very first Lancer to ever be selected to the Canadian National Team (B).
Arjei Franklin (BHK ’05, Bed ‘06) is one of the most talented athletes in Lancer Football history. The recipient of the Olympic Shield in 2005, Arjei currently holds two Lancer records in career receiving yards and total punt returns. As a two-time OUA all-star and CIS all-Canadian, Arjei was drafted by the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers and enjoyed a seven year career in the league.
Also being inducted into the hall of fame in the category of Builder/Coach are Don Garrod and Gary Malloy.
Don Garrod (BA ’96) was an assistant coach with the Lancer track & field team for twenty-three years from 1989-2012. During his time with the blue and gold, Don was the 60m hurdles coach and helped lead the Lancer to 38 provincial championships and 19 national championships. In addition to coaching 26 provincial and national medalists, his resume includes coaching Canadian Olympians O’Brian Gibbons and Noelle Montcalm.
Gary Malloy (BA ’83, Bed ’84) was the head coach of the Lancer cross country team, and an assistant with the track & field team, until the time of his passing in May 2019. With the two programs for over twenty years, Gary guided the Lancers and their middle-distance runners to 24 provincial and 14 national championships. Gary has coached 20 Lancers to berths on FISU and World Championship Cross Country Teams for Canada and has attended XC Championships in Belgium, Portugal, Italy, France and Switzerland with Team Canada.
The Sport Achievement award, recognizing contributions to sport beyond the University of Windsor campus, is being presented to Joe Siddall BHK ‘07 while the Team Achievement award is being presented to the 1995-96 CIAU champion women’s cross country team.