Terry had an incredible passion for the game of football. He began his football coaching and administration career in Ottawa, taking roles with both high school and community organizations to nurture young talent at the Pee Wee and Bantam levels with the North Eastern Ontario Football Association.
When he and his family moved to Richmond in 1980, he continued to pursue his passion for football. In fact, his passion for the game was only surpassed by his commitment to building athletes and community, helping everyone around him reach their full potential.
As an example of this, Terry coached at almost all levels of the game – Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget. He was also active in administration and management. Among the roles he stepped into included:
- 4 years as Director and President of Richmond Minor Football
- 4 years as Vice-President of the Vancouver Mainland Football Association
- Program Director for Richmond Midget Football
- Coaching Coordinator and Equipment Manager for Richmond Minor Football
- Junior Team Director for the South Fraser Rams
- Volunteer for KidSport Richmond
- Original Member of the Orange Helmet Committee
Terry also oversaw the Richmond Sports Awards, which honours athletic, coaching and volunteer efforts in the city.
For his efforts, he was honoured with the BC Lions’ Orange Helmet Award in 2014, which celebrates pioneers of the sport, coaches and lifetime contributors to the game. He passed away in 2019.