• Multi-Sport
  • 2004
  • Builder

Edmund "Ed" Skiffington Jr. (D)

“He was a builder like no other” – so said former Purple Knight and Honoured Member of the Sports Hall of Fame, Joyce Slipp. He coached football for 24 years, basketball for 27, and track and field for 33. As an accredited international basketball official he helped raise the skills of his fellow referees in New Brunswick.

He provided additional leadership to sport camps, Canada Games teams, softball associations and Legion programs and projects. He still found time to be a superb physical educator, intramural sport promoter, community leader, hospital volunteer and family man.

A native of Sommerville, Mass., “Coach” took up residence in Moncton in 1957. He has been honoured by many for his work with young athletes. He is now recognized for a life-time of dedication to sport itself.

Enrolled in the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, June 5th, 2004

Quick Facts

  • Director of athletics and physical education teacher at Moncton High School from 1957-84
  • Introduced Canadian football to MHS in 1960 and spearheaded the organization of the provincial high school football league
  • Coached the MHS Purple Knights to NB Interscholastic Athletic Association titles in football, basketball and athletics
  • Head coach of the NB track & field team to the 1969 Canada Summer Games
  • Head coach of Royal Canadian Legion’s NB track and field camps from 1958-73
  • Headed the Moncton Softball Umpires association for 15 years
  • His contributions to sport have been recognized by provincial organizations for athletics, basketball and football
  • Inducted into the Moncton Sports Wall of Fame in 1990
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