Bud Morrison Award

 2005 Inductee

Fred Pageau
Born:  Sarnia, Ontario



Fred Pageau is a life long resident of Sarnia and it is not unusual for Fred to meet someone he coached throughout the years.  He was dedicated player during his younger days and carried this dedication and passion into the coaching ranks.

Fred played minor hockey in the SMAA system as well as baseball and played on a All-Ontario Juvenile Championship Hockey Club.  He also played 5 years for the Sarnia Legionnaires Junior "B" Hockey Club winning the All-Ontario Junior "B" Title in the 1964-65 season.

Following junior hockey Fred played 4 years with the Watford Generals in the Rural Ontario Hockey Association.

He played fastball in the Town and Country Fastball League for 5 years and played on a City Championship team in 1972.
Fred played football for the Central Centaurs, Senior Football for the Golden Bears and a tryout with the Ottawa Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

His coaching started with he was 17 years old coaching softball and hockey at the age of of 20.  Fred coached in the SMAA baseball for 10 years both house league and travel.  He is currently the coach of a house league mosquito age team.  He has coached travel hockey for over 20 years in the SMAA, Greater Sanria and Lambton Lightning organizations.

Fred coached at the Junior "B" and "C" levels and was Director of Instructional Hockey for 4 years.  Fred Pageau coached teams have won tournaments in Winnipeg and Stratford.  His Greater Sarnia Major Bantams won the Little Ceasars Major Bantam Invitational Tournament and the Lambton Lightning Minor PeeWee AAA team won the Quebec International Tournament.

Fred Pageau was the SMAA "Hockey Man of the Year" in both 1986 and 1987.  He holds an "Advance Coach" National Coaches Certification.

Fred has put more back into coaching than he ever took out and has provided direction and dedication to many young athletes in the Sarnia Lambton area.

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