John Buchanan

26 May 1939
Date of passing
19 January 2017 (Age 77)
Glasgow, SCO
Where they grew up


John Buchanan

John Buchanan... worked for 50 years at Simon Fraser University (soccer and golf)...

honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame... honoured by the Simon Fraser University Athletics Hall of Fame and Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame; posthumously honoured by the Soccer Hall of Fame of British Columbia... named in his honour, Simon Fraser University’s John Buchanan Golf Classic was inaugurated in 2016...

served as Canada team staff at the Men's Olympic Football Tournament Montréal 1976…

said Buchanan in 2016, Simon Fraser University has “outstanding teams, they are always competitive, and it is a school with a great academic record. In my mind, I think SFU, regardless of where they play, will always be a national champion contender in soccer as they are in many other sports”...

For Sport

served as head coach at Vancouver St. Andrews FC Juniors (1965-66)... served as head coach of Simon Fraser University men’s soccer team (starting 1966)... served as head coach and scout for Vancouver Royal Canadians (1967-68)... served as head coach for Vancouver Cougars FC... served as Technical Director and Assistant Coach at Vancouver Whitecaps FC...

served as Canada’s assistant coach at the Montréal 1976 Olympic Football Tournament... served as a team manager in Canada Soccer’s men’s national and men’s national youth programs from 1979 to 1983... served on Canada’s staff at the 1982 CONCACAF Men’s Youth Championship...

served as Chairman of the Pacific Coast Soccer League...

Individual Honours

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