Bill Gilhespy

26 December 1939
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Bill Gilhespy

William R. Gilhespy... he moved to Canada in 1960... worked as a Maintenance General Foreman at Celanese Canada...

honoured as a Canada Soccer Life Member... honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame... honoured by the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame... honoured as an Alberta Soccer Life Member...

wrote Jim Fleming in 1997, Gilhespy was “a true leader who never shied away from tough decisions, perhaps the greatest asset was the ability to also keep people in good humour as well with his gift of gab”...

For Sport

served on Canada Soccer’s Board of Directors (1983-84 to 1995-96), including four years as a Canada Soccer Vice-President (1992-93 to 1995-96)... served as Chair of the Canada Soccer Coaching Committee... served as Head of Delegation with Canada Soccer’s National Teams from 1985 to 1995, including men’s FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 1993, two FIFA youth tournaments, and one Concacaf youth tournament...

served as President of Alberta Soccer... served as Commissioner of the Albert Major Soccer League (1977-80)... served as president of the Edmonton Soccer Association (1986-87)... served as a director with the Canadian Soccer League (1987 to 1992), also serving as interim Chair of the Canadian Soccer League...

served as head coach and manager of Edmonton Scottish SC (1969-76)...

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