2022 Induction Ceremonies
Carol Coulson – field hockey
The sport of field hockey has witnessed a boom in Coquitlam and surrounding communities thanks to the contributions of teacher-coach-administrator and volunteer extraordinaire Carol Coulson. The Tri City Eagles were founded in 2000 and Coulson quickly became a regular presence on and off the field. Her contributions began first in an administrative and coaching role, serving as club vice-president in 2003.
Coulson has been hands-on when it comes to coordinating and running the club’s spring junior league, which provides approximately 300 youth a year a place to play. She has overseen the Eagles’ mini and mite circuit, all the while continuing her own playing career in the women’s league, including getting the opportunity to play alongside her daughter. She’s donned the high school coach’s cap at Centennial, Gleneagle, Riverside and Dr. Charles Best, and served as the district coordinator during that period. Coulson’s efforts have resulted in countless athletes picking up the stick and pursuing the game for pleasure or higher achievements, including a number of Tri-Cities teenagers advance to university scholarships in the U.S.
Curt Malawsky – lacrosse
Curt Malawsky’s lacrosse career can be traced from Coquitlam’s Smith box to the sport’s highest peak. “Mouse” dominated from an early age and won the 1991 BC Junior A scoring title with the Adanacs before launching a 13-season Western Lacrosse Association career during which he tallied 1,163 points over 329 regular season, playoff and Mann Cup games, and competed in five Mann Cup national championships. At the 2001 Mann Cup, Malawsky spearheaded Coquitlam’s first national title win, scoring 12 goals and 13 assists as the Adanacs bested Brampton in seven games.
During a 12-year National Lacrosse League professional career, Malawsky scored 287 goals and 294 assists in 177 games, and won a league title in 2009. He was a key member of Canada’s 2003 world field championship gold medal. During his WLA career, Malawsky was recognized for his outstanding sportsmanship and dedication to minor lacrosse with the Maitland Trophy four times, and received the 2000 Commission award as league MVP. He was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame as a player in 2015.
Taimi McMillan – swimming
An early passion for the pool led Taimi McMillan to dedicate her time and energy to helping others excel in the sport of swimming. After competing for SFU, McMillan jumped into the water as a coach with the Coquitlam Sharks Aquatic Club in 1989. That launched a 14-year journey during which she rose up the ranks to become the Sharks’ first-ever female head coach, a position she held for five years. The club enjoyed record success during that period, winning a string of provincial championships in the BC Summer Swimming Association.
She was elected as the coaches’ representative on the provincial board for eight years, planned and conducted an annual coaches conference, and used her skills to coach kids in elementary and middle school in basketball, volleyball and track and field. Her dedication and efforts were recognized by the Sharks with an Honorary Lifetime Membership, and she was selected for the BC Summer Swimming Association’s Pool of Fame in 2004. School District 43 also presented her a Coaching Recognition Award for 25 years of service.
Kevin Reynolds – figure skating
Cutting a daring silhouette in national and international figure skating, Kevin Reynolds left an indelible mark on the sport over a 15-plus-year competitive career. From his high-risk jump routines to his bold style, Reynolds drew fans out of their seats at rinks all over the world. From his first novice national win in 2003 and a 2006 Junior ISU Grand Prix title in Bulgaria, the skater demonstrated a flare for firsts.
The red-haired fan favourite was a pioneer when it came to jumps, becoming the first male skater in the world to score a quad-triple-triple combination at the 2008 national championships. He followed that by becoming the first to nail two successful quadruple jumps in his short program at an international meet in 2010. A six-time senior national medallist, Reynolds upped the ante in 2013 at the Four Continents competition, where he became the first skater to complete five quad jumps. Reynolds placed fifth at the world championships in 2013 but a crowning achievement was as a member of the silver medal-winning Canadian team at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Phebe Trotman – soccer
Whether it was scoring the decisive goal in extra time for a national title or encouraging kids to play for the love of the game, Phebe Trotman has always led by example. A soccer phenom from a young age, Trotman was an integral part of numerous championships after jumping into the sport with the Bel-Aire club at the age of six. Playing for Simon Fraser University, she netted the game-winning goal in the 2000 NAIA national final in the 163rd minute. Trotman would earn two NAIA first-team all-star nods over her university career, the 2000 Player of the Year and BC’s adult player of the year awards.
In the pro ranks, the striker played for Fort Collins and the Vancouver Whitecaps over a six-year span, contributing to the Whitecaps’ 2004 W-League title — and earning the W-League MVP award in the process. While with Coquitlam and Burnaby at the premier level, Trotman racked up national banners in 2001, 2015 and 2018. Her trophy cabinet also includes the 2007 Pacific Coast League’s playoff MVP award.