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Mickey Martino

1959 - 1979

Athletic Director, Coach, Teacher, Builder, Innovator and Motivator.

Mr. Martino is the father of the Kamloops Secondary School athletlc tradition of the '60s and '70s. He was widely recognized and respected by all athletic adminlstrators throughout the Province as a builder and a motivator. Many of his ideas and methods were adopted by schools throughout our province, and this had a direct effect on the quality of the programs we enjoy today. As a teacher and a coach, Mr. Martino was a master motivator, establishing Kam High as a perennially competitive Basketball school provincially, while providing a wide range of athletic opportunity for all students within the school. Mr. Martino also pioneered the expansion of Community Recreation programs into lifetime sport activities.

Mr. Martino passed away on June 26, 2019.
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