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Dean DicksonDean Dickson made his mark at Bedford Road Collegiate. However, his impact is city-wide.

Dean was head coach of the Bedford Road Redmen football team for 11 years, winning the city high school title five times and the provincial championship in 1967 and 1968. Dickson also coached Bedford to a provincial girls basketball title and to three provincial titles in wrestling. For years he was a coach of the track and field team representing all of Saskatoon's high schools at the provincial championships.

He lead the Saskatoon Hilltops past the Ottawa Sooners in the Canadian junior football final in 1969, his one year as the Hilltops head coach.

Dean is one of the individuals who started BRIT, the annual boys basketball tournament at Bedford going into its 46th year. He also helped to start The Saskatoon Football Coaches Association.

An all-star running back in high school in Regina, Dickson competed as a sprinter and high jumper in the Canadian trials for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. He is one of the first student-athletes from Saskatchewan to stick with a football team in U.S. college, playing football for four years at Colorado College as well as competing in collegiate track and field.