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N. E. (Norm) Dysart

Although Norm Dysart found hockey his main sport interest as a youth, it is his contribution to volleyball that earned him a berth in the Hall of Fame.

Born in Toronto, he came to Peterborough in 1963 as Head of Physical Education at the new Crestwood Secondary School, remaining there 26 years until retiring in 1989. Norm specialized in volleyball and was the only high school coach in Canada with the top Level 5 coaching certificate. He led Crestwood teams, both boys and girls, to 50 Kawartha titles. His senior boys won six COSSA championships and a midget girls team added another title. He also coached a YMCA men’s team to a Provincial Intermediate Crown in 1974.

Norm was Coaching Chairman for this Ontario region for six years, and from 1981 to 1984 was Assistant Coach of the National Junior and Senior Teams. As a player, coach, referee, convener and executive, his role in the development of volleyball in Canada cannot be overestimated.

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