Hall of Fame - Builder Category

Morris Glimcher

Hall of Fame - Builder Category
Award Date
May 13, 2023

Morris Glimcher of MHSAA

Morris served as Executive Director of the Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association from 1975 – 2016 and was the longest serving school sport Executive Director in Canada. Morris began his career in sport administration as the student manager of the boys’ basketball team at St. John’s High School. From there he went on to the University of Manitoba where he managed the Junior Bison’s basketball team and then on to the Provincial Sport Administration center for a year before becoming the MHSAA’s first Executive Director.

He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame with the Nicolette Inn’s Men’s Basketball team and was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 as a builder and all-around contributor.  He was a member of the National Federation of State High Schools where he served on the drug and alcohol committees as well as the citizenship and sportsmanship committee. He was awarded an NFHS citation in 2003 for his efforts in supporting high school sports, becoming the first Canadian to be recognized by the NFHS.  Morris also had a dream to bring a new Sport to Canada which led to him founding Bandy Canada where he served as President from 1990 to 2000.

Morris has been a leader in the implementation and marketing of school athletic programs, coordinating athletes, coaches, and official development initiatives and is known for his motto “High School Sport - the Other Half of Education”.  Over the years Morris was a member of several Mission Staffs for Team Manitoba and volunteered at the Pam Am Games.  He has been awarded Volunteer of the Year, Certificate of Recognition from the Canadian School Sports Federation, the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service and Leadership, and was a two-time winner of the Good Guy Award from the Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association.  Mo’s best accomplishment was in bringing together all the stakeholders in high school sport across Manitoba to one table for the betterment of high school sport.