List of Inductees 2000
Garth Pischke dominated the moment he entered the national volleyball scene at the age of 15. His stellar career included: being one of only two players to have won national titles in both beach and indoor championships, 3 CIAU championships victories, and being the first Canadian double Olympian (‘76/’84).
At the peak of his career, he was considered one of the best Canadian male volleyball players in the world, and is considered by many to be the best Canadian male volleyball player of all time.
Following his playing career, Garth began his successful coaching journey, For over 35 years, he blazed a path through Canadian University Sport, starting at the University of Manitoba as Men’s Coach in 1977-78. On his 35th year, his CIS record was an amazing 1,200 wins and 323 losses. This was considered to be the most wins ever by a CIS coach in any sport. He earned nine national CIS titles as a coach and collected 22 medals in 25 national championship appearances.
From 1996 to 2000 Garth was coach of Canada’s National men’s team and took them from a ranking of 21st in the world to a ranking of 10th.
The first and only volleyball athlete to be inducted into the Canadian Olympic Association Hall of Fame, Garth was named Manitoba’s Athlete of the Century in 2000.