Athletics & Recreation
Inducted in 2000
Coach Emeritus 16 October, 2005
A native of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Roy Clements was a seasoned pioneer of the Maritime soccer scene when he arrived to coach at Saint Mary's in 1964. Having already guided teams to numerous Atlantic Senior and Maritime Command Championships, he made his presence felt immediately and molded his first team into AUAA Champions in 1963 and 1966. Roy initiated Junior Olympic Soccer Clinics and indoor tournaments as his soccer Huskies flourished. He was named AUAA Coach of the Year in 1978 and 1981 after leading his teams to three more league championships, two AUAA Championships and a silver medal as Eastern Canadian CIAU Champions in 1979. Roy is, perhaps, the only coach to have led his team into the Canadian finals in three separate categories of competition: the Armed Forces, the Senior and the Collegiate.
For over fifty years Roy Clements has been a valued and enthusiastic administrator who has played a major role in fostering the popularity, success and enormous growth of soccer in Nova Scotia.
Roy's commitment has not gone unnoticed. He has been honored by Soccer Nova Scotia, the cities of Halifax, Dartmouth and the Province of Nova Scotia. In 1983 Roy was the recipient of the AUAA Board of Directors' Award for contributions to University soccer and he has received a "Gold ‘M'" from the Saint Mary's Student Body - twice!
This graduate of the Rolls-Royce Company has also crafted the legacy of attractive trophies and plaques, which recognize excellence and adorn The Tower today.
Portrait Artist: Barb Dorey
Portrait Art Photographer: Joe Chrvala