On the mat, Brett built one of the strongest programs of the 1980’s at Robron Secondary. His teams placed in the top ten for ten consecutive years (until he left the school to pursue administration), including a provincial championship team at Robron in 1989. Under Brett’s tutelage, his wrestlers won 10 Golds, 9 Silvers, 8 Bronzes, eleven 4th place, nine 5th place and four 6th place finishes at the BC High School Wrestling Championships. Two of his wrestlers won outstanding wrestler awards at the BC’s. Brett, himself, was named Outstanding BC High School Coach in 1983. Personal recognition or accolades were never Brett’s goal. He was quick to showcase his athletes’ successes but never his own.
Brett’s legacy extends beyond his success on the mat. He encouraged students to join his wrestling teams and provided a safe and welcoming place for everyone. Athleticism or skill was not a requirement. Most importantly, Brett’s athletes understood the values of commitment and loyalty, something Brett modelled and instilled in all his teams. It is this legacy he could be most proud of.
Our thoughts go out to Brett’s wife Debbie and to his daughters Danielle and Kaycie and their families.