Bill Thomson

03 April 1943
Date of passing
09 March 2017 (Age 73)
Glasgow, SCO
University of Toronto University of Western Ontario
Where they grew up
Glasgow, Scotland


Bill Thomson

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 Diploma...

honoured as a Canada Soccer Life Member.... honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame...

served as Canada team staff at one FIFA youth tournament (U-19 at Japan 1979)… served as Canada team staff at the Montréal 1976 Men's Olympic Football Tournament….

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 Country

represented Scotland at the youth level...

For Sport

served as Canada Soccer’s first Technical Director (from 1 April 1974 until early 1985) and Canada Soccer’s Director of Coaching (starting January 1970)... 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 Carleton University (1982 to 1986)... served as head coach of the Ottawa Pioneers... served as Director of the National Coaching Institute at the University of Victoria (1990-2008)...

Individual Honours

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