First Name: Bernie
Last Name: Chisholm
Sport: Track & Field
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 2004
Home Town: Antigonish
County: Antigonish County

Bernie Chisholm has had a large impact on the sports of track and field and cross-country running at both the provincial and national levels for over 30 years. He has coached at the community club, local public school, and university levels, producing championship caliber athletes and teams that have won provincial and national honours. He has coached Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School cross-country teams to 49 provincial titles between 1973 and 2004.

Athletes coached by Bernie Chisholm at Dr. John Hugh Gillis High School, the Antigonish Track Club, or St. Francis Xavier University have been selected to represent Canada at World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and Olympic Games in cross-country and middle-distance events. Bernie has served as a national coach on World Cross-Country Championships and World University Games teams.


• Led 49 teams, 49 NS School Ath Fed Championships
• Began Coaching 1973
• Coached at the high school level for 35 years, winning 57 provincial titles
• Coached Robyn Meagher, 1994 Commonwealth Games
• Coached World Champ Lavinia Gough, Cross Country
• Coached World Champ Eric Gillis, Cross Country
• Coached All-Canadian Michelle Chisholm
• Coached All-Canadian Leanne MacLean
• Coached Twice John MacLellan Canada Games
• 18 AUS cross country Coach of the Year awards (10 men’s and 8 women’s)
• 3 AUS track & field Coach of the Year awards (1 men’s and 2 women’s)