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OVA Hall of Fame: Builders (Bill Seto)

Posted on 06/12/2018

Mr. Bill Seto has been a figurehead in the volleyball community since his championship playing days with the University of Toronto and Balmy Beach teams. He also represented Canada in 1967 at the PanAm Games and again in 1969 at the Zone Games in Mexico.
After his playing career, Bill marshalled at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal where he witnessed coaching at the highest level and developed a passion for the teaching side of the sport. He contributed and learned about camps at Cayuga, Huronia, and Madawaska, where he met his wife of over 40 years!

Bill has gone on to serve in countless roles in the Ontario volleyball community including director with the OVA, coaching and officiating clinician, facilitator and coach of school clinics, camps, and teams, and even helped coach McMaster University Men's Volleyball Team, many of whom are actively coaching today.

Bill is a builder in every sense of the word. He started developing volleyball with the Downton YMHA and Slovanian Sports Clubs, initiated and coached new clubs and teams in Oakville, organized and hosted Ontario Teachers volleyball tournaments, expanded beach volleyball in the Halton and Peel Regions, assisted Burlington in setting a foundation of volleyball and even has a hand in SickKids Charity Beach Volleyball fundraiser tournaments.

In his own words, Bill has "guided, with privilege, so many talented Scarborough Titans to win provincial and national titles and US Scholarships; and to qualify for our Canadian Teams competing internationally, especially at the Los Angeles and Atlanta Olympic Games."

Having played such an important role in so many clubs and other volleyball endeavours across Ontario, it is little wonder why Bill Seto is such a deserving recipient of the Paul and Shelley Brownstein Builder Award. Congratulations on your induction to the Hall of Fame.