Year Inducted: 2016
Dave Cruickshank’s involvement with the development of youth soccer began in 1967. He began coaching at that time and became coach at General Vanier Secondary School in 1970.
In 1975, Dave became the Commissioner of the City Soccer League. He coached his team to the 1985 Men’s Championship.
Dave’s 5 year relationship with the Kinsmen Minor Soccer Association as a coach began in 1990 and culminated with a championship his final season.
His next coaching stop was the Cornwall Blazers U-14 through U-18 team beginning in 1998 winning championships every year.
Dave and his wife Nancee moved to New York City in 2008 where he continued to make his mark. He’s certified as a New York State Soccer Federation referee.
Dave and his wife Nancee (Class of 2002) are now both members of the Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame.