ACAC Hall of Fame Inductee: Wayne Lalor

ACAC Hall of Fame Inductee:  Wayne Lalor

Wayne Lalor was the original Physical Education Instructor when the Red Deer Community College opened its doors September 1, 1964.  He was Department Head for many years, and instrumental in creating the combined faculty/coaching model that persists to this day at RDC and several ACAC schools.

For the first few years Wayne coached both men's and women's volleyball and basketball teams.  His Queens Basketball team won the WICC Championships in 1965-66.  Wayne coached the Kings Basketball team from 1964 to 1985 and again from 1989-1995.  Mr. Lalor was a champion of sport development, focusing on academic excellence and opportunities for regional athletes in a wide range of sports. Wayne also was an accredited basketball and football referee and was a key link for ACAC/official association relationships.

Wayne and Jack Kenyon of Mount Royal staff were instrumental in forming the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) of which Wayne was the President for a number of years.