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Bob Bearpark (ENG)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1943-03-15
Birthplace: Berwick-on-Tweed, ENG
Date of death: 1996-11-18
All Positions: Hall of Fame honoured member
Coach
Profile Text Last Updated 2018-05-30
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Robert Edward Bearpark... he was 32 years old when he moved to Canada in 1976... he was 53 years old when he passed away in Victoria, BC on 18 November 1996 (after a brief struggle with cancer)... earned his Master’s degree in Physical Education from the University of Western Ontario... worked as an assistant professor at McMaster University’s School of Physical Education... was an associate Professor of Physical Education at McMaster University... earned his Canada Soccer Coaching A Licence in 1991... in 1996, the Bob Bearpark Coaching Bursary Fund “was established in British Columbia to promote the enhancement of coaching education and the protection of child welfare through the provision of coaching education bursaries in this province”... 
 
said Bearpark, “coaches teach important lessons in life: reliability, honesty, team building, life skills, and values”... as noted in his 1996 obituary, Bob “made a lifelong commitment to education and sport both in England and in Canada; he has been a mentor, educator, coach, and sport administrator for hundreds of students and colleagues”... 

For Sport

served as McMaster’s men’s soccer coach... served as Technical Director at Ontario Soccer... 
 
served as a coach in Canada Soccer’s men’s national and men’s national youth program from 1981 to 1989... served on Canada’s coaching staff when the team reached the quarter-final stage at the 1984 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament... served as Canada’s youth coach at the 1984 CONCACAF Men’s Youth Championship... served on Canada’s coaching staff during FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1985... served as Canada’s High Performance Director... 
Year Prize Honour
2006 Honoured Coach / Entraîneur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Men's Soccer

End Date Team Coach National Team Project Role
1989-06-09 CAN MNT Bruce Twamley [1989-06] Men’s national camp High Performance Director
1987-10-07 CAN MNT Bob Bearpark [1987-10] Men’s tour in Central America Head Coach
1987-05-31 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-05] Olympic Qualifying Series Head Coach
1987-05-21 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-05] Men’s olympic camp Head Coach
1987-04-26 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-04] Pan American Games Qualifying Series Head Coach
1987-04-01 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1987-03] Tour to England and Netherlands Head Coach
1987-03-04 canm20 Tony Taylor [1987-02] Men’s U-19 camp in Jamaica General Manager
1986-09-08 CAN MNT Bob Bearpark [1986-08] Merlion Cup Football Tournament Head Coach
1986-08-21 CAN MNT Bob Bearpark [1986-08] Pre-tournament camp Head Coach
1986-06-10 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-06] FIFA World Cup™ Assistant Coach
1986-05-01 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1986-04] Men’s U-19 camp in Mexico U-19 Coach
1986-04-21 canm19 Bob Bearpark [1986-04] Men’s U-19 camp in Victoria U-19 Coach
1986-04-02 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1986-03] Men’s tour in Europe Head Coach
1986-01-30 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1986-01] Men’s International Friendly match Assistant Coach
1985-09-15 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-08] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Assistant Coach
1985-08-30 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1985-08] FIFA U-20 World Cup USSR 1985 U-19 Coach
1985-08-20 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1985-08] Men’s U-20 pre-tournament camp U-19 Coach
1985-07-12 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1985-07] Men’s U-19 camp in eastern Canada U-19 Coach
1985-05-09 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Assistant Coach
1985-04-21 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1985-04] FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers Assistant Coach
1985-03-29 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1985-03] Men’s U-19 Tour of Europe U-20 Coach
1984-11-03 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1984-10] Tour of the Maghreb and Middle East Assistant Coach
1984-09-08 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1984-08] CONCACAF Youth Championship U-19 Coach
1984-08-17 canm20 Bob Bearpark [1984-09] Men’s U-19 pre-tournament camp U-19 Coach
1984-08-08 CAN OLY Tony Waiters [1984-08] Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Assistant Coach
1984-07-26 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1984-07] Men’s International Friendly Assistant Coach
1984-07-15 canm19 Bob Bearpark [1984-07] Men’s U-19 tour in Eastern Canada U-19 Coach
1984-07-08 canm19 Bob Bearpark [1984-07] Men’s U-19 pre-tournament camp U-19 Coach
1984-07-02 CAN “B” Bob Bearpark [1984-06] Tour of China and Great Wall Championship Head Coach
1984-06-16 CAN “B” Bob Bearpark [1984-06] Pre-tournament camp Head Coach
1984-05-27 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1984-05] Men’s International Friendly in Toronto Assistant Coach
1983-11-07 CAN OLY Tony Waiters [1983-10] Olympic Qualifying Assistant Coach
1983-07-11 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1983-07] Pan American Games Qualifying Head Coach
1983-06-20 CAN MNT Tony Waiters [1983-06] The Challenge Series Technical Director
1983-05-16 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1983-05] Olympic Qualifying Head Coach
1983-05-06 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1983-04] Men’s Olympic pre-competition camp Head Coach
1983-04-04 CAN OLY Bob Bearpark [1983-03] Men’s Olympic mini camp Head Coach
1982-03-28 canm20 Barrie Clarke [1982-03] Men’s Youth Camp Coach
1981-09-05 canm16 Barrie Clarke [1981-09] Men’s U-16 camp in Vancouver Coach
1981-08-23 canm18 Barrie Clarke [1981-08] Men’s U-18 camp in Hamilton Coach
canm20 Bob Bearpark [1985-00] Men’s U-19 tour across Canada U-19 Coach

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