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Wismer Award for Coaching Excellence

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Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence

John Wismer

John Wismer

The Wismer Award for High School Coaching Excellence was established in 2004 in co-operation with Hamilton- Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board (HWCDSB). This award recognizes coaches who make significant contributions to the growth and continuing development of students and athletes.

We are excited to proud to share the winner of the 2022-2023 Wismer Award in Coaching Excellence to Bob Gardiner of DVSS! Thank you and congratulations to all of our finalists!


Kristina Alderdice – Saltfleet SS

Cindy Meyers – Westdale SS (retired)

Paul Gaugliano – Westmount SS (retired)

Bob Gardiner – Dundas Valley SS (retired)


Year HWDSB Recipient
2023 Bob Gardiner (Dundas Valley Secondary School)
2019 Annette Tonogai (Westdale Secondary School)
2018 Jim Weatherbee (Saltfleet High School)
2017 Jobina D’Aloisio (Waterdown District High School)
2016 Dave Walters (Westdale Secondary School)
2014 Bob Wynne (Ancaster High School)
2012 Tish Jeffrey (Glendale Secondary School)
2010 Wilf Reed (Ancaster High School)
2008 Brenda Nelson (Parkside)
2006 Gary Banting (Waterdown District High School)
2004 George Knill (Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School)

See highlights from the presentation here!


Updated on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.
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