Ken and Kathy Shields inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

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By Natalie Wise, Vikes Communications

January 23, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – One of the most storied and successful coaching duos in CIS history have been included in the BC Sports Hall of Fame’s 2013 Class of Inductees.

As head coaches of the University of Victoria Vikes men’s and women’s basketball teams, Ken and Kathy Shields were at the helm of two of the most successful varsity programs in the country, earning a combined fifteen national titles.

Integral to the development of the UVic men’s basketball dynasty of the 1980s, Ken Shields coached the team to an incredible seven straight CIAU/CIS Championships and won four CIAU/CIS Coach of the Year awards.

As head coach of the Vikes women’s basketball team from 1989 to 2001 Kathy Shields had an incredible record of 320-50 in 371 regular season games, won eight CIAU/CIS national titles and was a two-time CIAU/CIS Coach of the Year.

Already members of the University of Victoria Sports Hall of Fame, the Basketball BC Hall of Fame and the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame, Ken and Kathy Shields will be formally inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame at the 45th Annual Banquet of Champions on Sept. 19, 2012.