Bathurst Sports Hall Of Fame
Inductees for year 2012
In 1983, Michel Côté co-founded the wrestling program at École Secondaire Nepisiguit. His passion, compassion and dedication to the athletes are testimony to the provincial titles won by his teams. His coaching resume includes holding various coaching positions, four NB Canada Games teams, five National Championships (which include 28 medals won by his athletes), 10 provincial high school championships, NB Coach of the Year in 1996 and runner up Canadian Coach of the year in 1999-2000. Yet, it is his willingness to never give up on any child that has garnered him the most acclamations. Michel has left his mark on many an athlete and has put Bathurst on the wrestling world map.
Born in Sudbury, ON, Kathy moved to Bathurst at a young age, bringing her fantastic athletic abilities with her. Excelling in volleyball, basketball and badminton, she was named Female Athlete of the Year at Bathurst High School in 1976. Thriving on the golf course for over two decades, her many victories include NB Amateur Champion in 1989 & 1991, five consecutive NB Senior Championship victories between 2008-2012, eight times NB Amateur Team member, eleven times Gowan Brae Golf Club Female Club Champion, a record 13 consecutive North Shore Female Player of the Year awards and many other various championships throughout the Atlantic Provinces that are too numerous to mention. Dominating in golf in Bathurst and NB for over 25 years, Kathy gives back by helping with the junior program and serving on the Board of Directors at Gowan Brae Golf Club.
Bathurst Dixxie Schooners
In 1981, the Bathurst Dixxie Schooners of the Miramichi Senior Fastball League won the NB Intermediate “A” fastball provincial finals held in Fredericton, with teams from Moncton, Fredericton, Saint John and Bathurst. After regulation play, Bathurst needed to be beat twice to be defeated for the provincial title. Saint John won the first game 3-1, with Bathurst winning the second game in the bottom of the ninth with two out on triple from Rick MacDougall, and Bruce Clark driving him home with a hard shot between first and second. Dave MacDonald hit a home run in the game, with Rick Perron, Dave Burke and Bruce Clark all contributing two hits each. Rick MacDougall pitched the winning game.