SSHoF logoIan Mirtle

Builder (2009)

Track & Field, Basketball

Ian MirtleIan Mirtle has coached in Saskatoon track and field since 1963 and coached or administered basketball programs since 1968.

He played multiple sports at Bedford Road Collegiate and competed at Western Canada and Canadian levels in javelin, shot put and discus. He coached Riversdale Track and Field Club from 1963 to 1970.

He joined the Saskatoon Minor Basketball Association, as a director in 1986, was its president from 1987 until 2000 and then, after retiring as teacher, he became executive director of minor basketball in 2000. He also coached basketball at City Park, Marion Graham and Mount Royal and was chair of the Hoopla provincial championships in 1991, 1993 and 1995.

He also served on the Jeux Canada Games basketball committee in 1971, was the Basketball Saskatchewan coach in 1993 and again from 1997 to 2000, and was chair of the Reebok National tournament at MRCI in 2000.