Springwater Sports Heritage

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Ross McConnell Quotes

...Only 25, McConnell wasn't much older than some of his players. In 1985, a local newspaper said, "When Ross McConnell was asked to be the coach three years ago, more than a few people thought he was in over his head."  Almost immediately, McConnell proved those doubters wrong as the Cents finished fourth in the league in his first year at the helm, second the next year, and then swept through the playoffs on their way to the provincial finals in his third year...  Midland Sports Hall of Fame website

"The greatest thing for me was all the people I met and dealt with through the years," Mc-Connell says. "We might not have won a lot of championships through the years, but to see the accomplishments of the kids, to see them try their best, and be better people for it, that was the biggest pleasure of all." ...  Midland Sports Hall of Fame website