Wesmen Inducting Former Volleyball Coach Mike Burchuk into Ring of Honour

January 15, 2019 7:05 AM | Sports

Mike Burchuk

Mike Burchuk giving his acceptance speech at the 1999 Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. (SPORT MANITOBA)

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen will induct the fourth member of the inaugural Wesmen Ring of Honour class later this month.

Mike Burchuk, former Wesmen women’s volleyball coach, will be inducted January 24 prior to the Wesmen men’s volleyball squad hosting the Brandon Bobcats.

Burchuk coached the women’s team from 1980-89, guiding the program to six straight national championships. During his tenure, he was also named the CIAU national coach of the year four times.

Burchuk will join Diane Scott, Sandra Carroll and Tom Kendall from the Wesmen family in the Ring that overlooks the Dr. David F. Anderson Gymnasium.

All Wesmen volleyball alumni are invited to the January 24 matches and will get in free of charge. The ceremony will begin at 7:45 p.m.