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Bill Thomson (SCO)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1943-04-03
Birthplace: Glasgow, SCO
Raised: Glasgow, SCO
Date of death: 2017-03-09
School(s): University of Western Ontario
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Canada Soccer Life Member (†)
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-05-29
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William George Thomson... he was 24 years old when he moved to Toronto in 1967... was 73 years old when he passed away on 9 March 2017... appointed head of the Physical Education Department at Upper Canada College in 1972... earned his Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto... earned Master of Arts at the University of Western Ontario... earned his Canada Soccer Coaching A Licence... 
as noted in his obituary, his “charm, wry sense of humour and infectious smile will be sadly missed. His passion, patience and loyalty will stand as examples of the best kind of husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend”... 

For Sport

served as Canadian Soccer Association’s Technical Director (1974-85) and Director of Coaching... served as a manager with Canada’s national teams... served as the assistant coach for Canadian universities at the 1982 Summer Universiade in Mexico (soccer)... worked for the Coaching Association of Canada (1985-90)... served as head coach of the Ottawa Pioneers... served as Director of the National Coaching Institute at the University of Victoria (1990-2008)... 

Year Prize Honour
2012 Life Member / membre à vie (†) Canada Soccer Life Member
2007 Honoured Coach / Entraîneur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1989 Recipient / Récipiendaire Canada Soccer Award of Merit

Men's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
1979-08-30 canm20 Barrie Clarke [1979-08] FIFA U-20 World Cup Japan 1979 Administration
1976-07-22 CAN OLY Colin Morris [1976-07] Men’s Olympic Football Tournament General Manager
1976-03-14 CAN OLY Colin Morris [1976-03] Men’s Olympic trials in British Columbia Team Manager
1975-10-20 CAN OLY Colin Morris [1975-10] Pan American Games General Manager


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