Brian Vickers – Builder
Brian Vickers became involved as a coach in the sport of wrestling in 1977.
In Prince Albert, Vickers has coached at the school level – PACI and Carlton Comprehensive High School – as well as the club level. From 1984 to the induction date, he was president of the Prince Albert Wrestling Club.
Provincially, Vickers has a broad range of involvement.
In 1982, he was manager of the Zone 8 team at the Saskatchewan Winter Games. Coach of the Prince Albert Wrestling Club at various Saskatchewan Amateur Wrestling Association (SAWA) age-group championships, Vickers was recognized as coach of the year in 1987 and 1988.
He served as a tournament director for both high school and SAWA provincial championships and was a member of the SAWA board of directors at various times since 1988, including president from 1998-2000. Vickers was Sask First area coordinator for wrestling from 1987 to 1994.
In 1999, Vickers was director for wrestling at the Western Canada Summer Games in Prince Albert.
A Level 3 certified coach, Vickers has coached at national and international events including the Cadet World Championships in Collingwood, Ontario (1987) and Warrensburg, U.S.A. (1989). He has also served as chef of the Canadian junior team at the World Festival in Alma, Quebec in 1991. In the area of coaching development, Vickers was part of the Level 4 task force at the senior world championships in Toronto in 1993.
In 1991, Vickers received the Saskatchewan Sport Volunteer Recognition Award.
The Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame is pleased to induct Brian Vickers in the builder category.
Inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.