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Jack Coulter (CAN)

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Date of birth: 1902-01-23
Birthplace: Hamilton, SCO
Raised: Victoria, BC, CAN
Date of death: 1960-11-15
Team Honours: Dominion of Canada Championship winner (1928, 1930, 1936)
Profile Text Last Updated 2017-04-10
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John Smith Coulter... he was 11 years old when his family moved to Canada in 1913... he married wife Margaret Caldwell Turner... he was 58 years old when he passed away at White Rock Hospital on 15 November 1960 after suffering injuries in a car crash (he was buried at Forest Lawn)... he worked as fire warden at the New Westminster Fire Department... in 1950, his 1929 team Westminster Royals was named Canadian soccer’s “Best in 50 Years” in a poll by The Canadian Press... 
 
noted for taking penalties, Coulter was described by teammate Dave Turner as “nonchalant (and) immune to the fever consuming his teammates”... as noted in 1926 in Victoria’s The Daily Colonist, he was “a clever forward, unexcelled on the island; he feeds his two wings with accuracy and judgment; a heavy player of the bustling type who never lets up; has a bullet drive and places his shots accurately; he is fast and an opportunist of the first water; absolutely unselfish, he never spoils himself by trying to do the impossible when he sees another placed in a better position than he; undoubtedly is the cleverest headwork man on our (all-star) team”... as noted in 1928 in the Winnipeg Free Press, he was “a centre forward who looks clumsy and awkward, but deceives his looks; always laying up on the backs he is ever ready to dart through to the inside men’s passes; can shoot like a bullet with either foot on the run and is the terror of opposing goalies”... as noted in 1934 in the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, he was “in a class by himself at centre forward.. he knows where the goal is and drives them hard and true”... as noted in 1950 in the Vancouver Sun, Coulter featured on Dave Turner’s all-time all-star team... as remembered in 1960, he was “the player who supplied the spark for the word “sparkplug” on the (Westminster Royals) team... said Bill Findler in 1960, “Jock was the outstanding scorer on a team of outstanding scorers”... 

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In CANADA • played for Victoria United Services... briefly played for Victoria Veterans at the start of the 1925-26 season... played for Westminster Royals FC... won the 1928 Dominion of Canada Championship with Westminster Royals FC (they won the Connaught Cup Series / Challenge Trophy in Winnipeg after a three-match final series against Montréal CNR)...  scored the series-winning goal of the 1928 Dominion of Canada Championship, the 2-1 goal in Westminster’s decisive 6:1 win on 2 August 1928 in Winnipeg (Coulter added three more goals in the second half against Montréal)... won the 1929 BC Cup with Westminster Royals... won the 1930 BC Cup with Westminster Royals... won the 1930 Dominion of Canada Championship with Westminster Royals FC (they won the Connaught Cup Series / Challenge Trophy in Winnipeg after a three-match final series against CNR Montréal)... scored the series-winning goal of the 1930 Dominion championship on a penalty (he actually scored Westminster’s two goals in the series, both winners in the first and third matches)... won the 1931 BC Cup with Westminster Royals... was suspended by BCFA and thus missed the Westminster Royals’ 1931 Dominion national championship (Challenge Trophy final)... won the 1936 BC Cup with Westminster Royals... won the 1936 Dominion of Canada Championship with Westminster Royals (they won the Connaught Cup Series / Challenge Trophy in Vancouver after a three-match final series against Winnipeg United Weston FC)... retired after the 1936 season... returned to action and played for Vancouver Fraser Cafe in 1938... 

Year Prize Honour
2017 Honoured Player / Joueur honoré Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
1936 Winner / Gagnant Top Scorer of the Connaught Cup Series
1930 Winner / Gagnant Top Scorer of the Connaught Cup Series
1928 Winner / Gagnant Top Scorer of the Connaught Cup Series
1928 MVP Hero of the Connaught Series

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