Calgary sports legend Kadatz honoured

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Former Dinos athletic director inducted into CW Hall of Fame

EDMONTON – Legendary University of Calgary football coach and athletic director Dennis Kadatz has taken his rightful spot in the Canada West Hall of Fame.

Kadatz, who is regarded as the father of the athletic program at the University of Calgary, was announced as the conference’s latest Hall of Fame inductee on Wednesday.

In 1964 Kadatz was hired as the university’s first football coach and guided the team until 1968. In 1966 he became the school’s first athletic director, a position he would hold for nearly two decades.

Kadatz oversaw the Dinos from their infancy through their progression into a perennial national contender in a host of sports, and went on to serve as President of Calgary’s Olympic Development Association (CODA).

His legacy lives on annually as Calgary’s Athlete of the Year awards are named in Kadatz’s honour.

For a complete look at Kadatz’s impressive resume, please read his full induction biography here.