SSHoF logoDick DuWors

Builder (1995)

Track and Field

Richard (Dick) DuWors was born in Boston, graduated from Bates College in Maine and Harvard University. He came to Saskatoon in 1957 as head of the Sociology Department of the University of Saskatchewan.

Dick was an outstanding cross country coach with the university and started the university's indoor track program with very little equipment and limited training facilities. It was through his leadership that indoor corners were developed for training purposes and that an indoor track was constructed in 1965.

He was one of the founders of the Saskatchewan Jubilee Games in 1965, an event that was inherited by the Knights of Columbus the following season. He also started the Western Intercollegiate indoor championships in 1967.

He was also on committees, which brought the 1960 Olympic Games trials and the 1967 Pan-American Games trials to Saskatoon.

Dick's great dream was the pursuit of a Field House for year-round track and field training and his dream came true with the completion of the Saskatoon Field House in time for the 1979 Western Canada Summer Games, just before his unexpected death in August 1979.

** Deceased