SSHoF logoGlenn Reeve

Builder (1998)


Glenn ReeveGlenn Reeve has worked tirelessly for softball, serving since 1980 with Softball Canada, working with international teams and tournaments and playing leading role on the mission staff at the two Pan-American Games in the 1990s.

Glenn was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Regina, but spent his early years in the Grenfell area. His first team was at the Arlington school district, where the full school roster was on the team. He played early-organized baseball with the Grenfell Royals and after going to Melville to teach in 1963, he was with the Melville Comets. He returned to Saskatoon in 1967 and was a coach with K & K Olson's when they won the Western Canada intermediate title in 1969. He was also the coach of the Rempel Brothers midgets who were Saskatchewan champions in 1980.

Glenn was also involved in hockey, with he and Garry Peters coaching the Saskatoon Flyers in the 1982-83 season.

In his roles with Softball Canada, Glenn has supervised 14 Canadian championship events, including one of the first ones at Kitchener-Waterloo in 1982. He was team leader of the Canadian women's national team, which travelled to Japan and Beijing, China, in 1982. Glenn was team leader of the national women's softball team, which won the gold medal at the Pan-American Games at Caracas, Venezuela. Five of the players were Saskatchewan originals; five others were imports on Saskatchewan teams; and Canada beat United States in the final.

Glenn, Don Funk, Don Porter and Bill Hunter were part of the signing committee, which brought the 1988 International Softball Federation world championships to Saskatoon. As assistant chef de mission, Glenn raised the Canadian flag at the 1991 Pan-American Games in Cuba and as chef de mission; he also raised the Canadian flag at the 1995 Pan-American Games in Argentina.