Celebrating Ian Hyde-Lay Legacy of Coaching and Mentoring

Event to Celebrate Ian Hyde-Lay’s 40-Year Legacy of Coaching and Mentoring on February 10 2024

Ian Hyde-Lay is a very well known Victoria sport coach and personality. He should be after almost 40 years coaching his two passion sports – Rugby & Basketball.

Many will know that his primary job was with St. Michaels University School for 39 years. Ian retired earlier this year. What many do not know is that, during his teaching decades at SMUS, Ian also reached out into the community to bring his deep coaching capability to other organizations. As a player, Ian was at the top of both basketball during the Ken Shields era where UVic won more than its share of national championships and in rugby where Ian played for his country.

Beyond his playing prowess, Ian coached Castaway Wanderers Rugby from 2010 – 2016; the Crimson Tide 2004 – 2006; Canada West 2006 – 2008; Canada U-20 2007 & 2008; Ian refereed 17 test matches; officiated at the 1999 World Cup as well as with the 1997 & 2001 International Sevens. Suffice it to say, this is a very fine rugby man whose achievements are to be lauded & celebrated.

On another side note, Ian also took his love for basketball to UVic Vikes where he coached for a total of 12 years between 1982 – 2019.

February 10, 2024 at the Bard & Banker Pub, Ian will be applauded, roasted and thanked for his amazing gift to decades of aspiring athletes. We hope you will join us.

copy from Chris Spicer

Registration Link: https://www.smus.ca/alumni/news/hyde-lay-event


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