Frank Read

Year Inducted: 
2016
Inductee Category: 
Coach
Date of Birth: 
March 1, 1911
Date Deceased: 
1994
Place of Birth: 
Vancouver, British Columbia

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

1930s - Athlete

1950s - Steered Vancouver through its "Golden Era of Rowing"

Renowned for taking local oarsman and transforming them into world-class athletes

1954 - Gold - British Empire Games - Men's eight coach

1956 - Melbourne Olympics - Gold - Canada’s first Olympic gold medal coach

1960 - Rome Olympics - Silver - coach