Vikes legend Shields inducted into the Canada West Hall Of Fame

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A giant in Canadian basketball, Ken Shields has added another accomplishment to his lengthy résumé.

Shields was inducted Wednesday into the Canada West Hall of Fame, as the conference acknowledged his outstanding run as head coach of the Victoria Vikes men’s basketball team.

A student-athlete at both Calgary and UBC, Shields went on to a stellar coaching career, which included a string of seven consecutive national titles with the Vikes between 1979 and 1986.

It was the first dynasty of its kind in Canadian university hoops, and has been equalled just one other time.

Shields was a four-time CIAU Coach of the Year during his 13 seasons with the Vikes, before going on to coach internationally, including time as head coach of the Canadian national team.

To read more about his outstanding career patrolling the sideline, click here.