Hall of Fame - Builder Category

Duane Whyte

Hall of Fame - Builder Category
Award Date
May 23, 2015
Swan Valley Regional Secondary School

Duane built the game of basketball in the Swan Valley region and beyond. He has established himself not only as a quality coach, but also as a promoter of the game. His varsity boys teams at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School in Swan River, have always been competitive, with Provincial AAA Championship Titles in 1986, ’95, ’96, 2000 and 2001. “Whitey’s” enthusiasm and hospitality are known province wide, and he has been a major reason for the popularity of basketball in the Parkland region of the Province. Duane organized referee and coaching clinics every year, to develop and promote the game. He also hosted five MHSAA AAA Championships. In addition, Duane served as a referee, working in senior men’s and high school provincial championships. More than 20 of his former players are now coaching basketball.