First Name: Al
Last Name: Hollingsworth
Sport: Sport Media
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 2005
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

As a sport builder, Al Hollingsworth’s career has spanned over five decades and has covered most angles of sport including coaching, officiating, media and administrative work. Hollingsworth began coaching hockey and baseball in the 1950’s and continued coaching for many years moving between the different ranks of each sport. His dedication to coaching and sport was evident when one season he coached three hockey teams as well as served as the president and general manager of the Halifax Junior Kingfishers. His administrative work increased, as among many other titles, he was the founding president of the Halifax Blues Senior Hockey Club, president of the Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League, president of the Maritime Junior ‘A’ Hockey League and director of the Sackville Sports Heritage Hall of Fame. Hollingsworth even participated in officiating. He refereed hockey, umpired baseball and served as ring announcer for the Halifax Boxing Commission. But that is not all. Al Hollingsworth involved himself in yet another side of sport. During his military career while stationed in Ontario and unable to coach, he became a sports editor, a role he continued back home in Nova Scotia. He also was a well known radio personality and was a regular on a weekly sports show on MITV. There are few that can say their participation in sport has lasted five decades or that it has covered such a broad spectrum, Al Hollingsworth can say both.