Lakehead University - 50th Anniversary

George Birger - Director of Athletics

George Birger -  Director of Athletics

I would like to tell the story of being hired as Lakehead University's first Director of Athletics and first men's basketball coach in 1958 in Lakehead's third year of existence.

A true story of building an excellent athletic program at Lakehead University. Ice Hockey under coach Henry Akerval began in 1957 and basketball in 1958. I plan to be back as will the twelve members of our 1969-70 team that was the best ever team at LU. We had an excellent team that lost only one game against good American teams that year.

We were finally accepted in the new Great Plains Athletic Conference in 1972. 

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