Bob Bearpark

15 March 1943
Date of passing
18 November 1996 (Age 53)
Berwick-on-Tweed, ENG
Where they grew up


Bob Bearpark

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 Diploma...

posthumously honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame... posthumously honoured by the Hamilton Soccer Hall of Fame... 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”...

served as Canada team staff at one Men's Olympic Football Tournament (Los Angeles 1984) and one FIFA World Cup (Mexico 1986)... served as Canada team staff at one FIFA youth tournament (U-20 at USSR 1985)…

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...

Individual Honours

International Timeline

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