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Zeman, Joseph


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Inducted: 1984

Joe Zeman, a native of Outlook, graduated from Kenaston High School in 1932 and from Normal School (teacher's college) in Saskatoon in 1934.

He enrolled in the College of Agriculture in 1937. After a two-year absence, Joe returned in 1943 to complete his quest for a degree.

In the fall of 1943, he was appointed manager of the Huskies hockey team, a position he held for three years officially and many more unofficially.

He joined the staff at the Agriculture Research Station as an agriculture economist in 1944 and for the next 25 years was involved in university sport to varying degrees.

From 1945 to 1955, he was the alumni representative to the Men's Athletic Board.

Joe was manager of the Huskies football team in 1947. From 1950 to 1963, he served on the executive of the University Curling Club, assuming the presidency in 1960. It was during his term as president that a new curling club was built.

Joe was also on the executive of the University Credit Union, again serving as president.

His involvement in sports extended beyond the University. He was manager of the Canadian baseball team at the 1967 Pan-American Games in Winnipeg. He was also active as a coach and administrator in minor baseball and hockey and contributed to soccer, softball, flag football and track & field.

He went on to serve as director with both Sask Sport and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in Regina and assisted with the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame in North Battleford.

Joe was named Saskatoon Kinsmen Sportsman of the Year in 1964 and was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame in 1986.

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