Dan Doyle was a lifelong educator, coach and community builder in Coquitlam. He was a founding member of the Coquitlam Secondary Schools Athletic Association and co-author of the constitution establishing BC School Sports, the governing body of high school competitive sports in the province today.
Dan built high school football from the ground up in Coquitlam starting in 1954 at Como Lake Secondary, the predecessor to Centennial Secondary School. He would be instrumental in helping Centennial Secondary win the inaugural provincial high school football championship in 1966 as part of his 33-year active coaching career. Dan’s legacy in football so entrenched that the football junior varsity championship trophy in Coquitlam is awarded in his name.
Dan was an inaugural inductee into the Coquitlam Sports Hall of Fame in 2010, and was honoured with a pioneer award at the 2009 Orange Helmet Awards. Dan passed away in 2015.