Al Blesch

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Al Blesch was instrumental in the formation of the BC Secondary Schools Football Association in 1964 and was its second President in 1965. Al became head coach of Notre Dame Regional Secondary in 1961and turned the football program into a dynasty. In 1968, he won his first provincial champion as part of a run that saw his team appear in the finals in eight of nine years winning six titles. Blesch laid the groundwork, along with George Oswald and Bill Cole, for the school’s run of 14 provincial championships over a 25-year period, an unprecedented feat in BC High School Football history.