Wayne Houston

Wayne Houston

Douglas Wayne Houston
Born: 1940 (Dawn Township, Ontario)
Died: January 5, 2015 (Chatham, Ontario)

Waterloo (Ont.) Warriors Hall of Fame (2005)
Wallaceburg (Ont.) Sports Hall of Fame

Wayne Houston was a six-sport star at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, where he competed in rugby, wrestling, volleyball, basketball, track and field (as a shot putter and discus thrower), and, most notably, football.

Wayne Houston mugA two-way player for the football Warriors, Houston was named to the inaugural Ontario collegiate all-star team in 1965. The Ottawa Rough Riders selected him in the 1965 amateur draft, but Houston chose instead to complete his education and become a teacher. He graduated in 1966 with geography and physical education degrees.

In 1965, the Warriors presented him an outstanding athlete award.

Off campus, he also played lacrosse, winning an Ontario title with the Wallaceburg Red Devils in 1969.

He later said the only sport he didn’t play as a youth was hockey, because he could not afford the equipment.

After his career as a phys ed teacher for the York Region board of education, Houston became education director for the Lambton-Kent District school board.


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