First Name: Charles "Tiny"
Last Name: Hermann
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: Original
Home Town: Nictaux Falls
County: Annapolis County

Charles “Tiny” Hermann was born on August 25, 1906 in Nictaux Falls, Nova Scotia. He attended King’s College in Windsor, Nova Scotia where he excelled not only in academics, but also in track and field, and English rugby. Tiny was declared the college’s most famous “jock” at its 200th birthday celebration. After completing his schooling, Tiny enlisted in the RCMP. He was stationed in Cape Breton in 1932, and the people of the small town of Glace Bay raised over $50 to help send him to the Canadian Track and Field Championships in Hamilton, Ontario. He did not disappoint his supporters in Glace Bay; winning gold medals in shot put, discus, and hammer throw.

In 1933, Tiny was transferred to Ottawa with the RCMP and was recruited by the Ottawa Roughriders as a Placekicker. He led the Big Four Football League in scoring during 1937 and was regarded as one of football’s greatest players. He was an All-Canadian in 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, and was a member of the Roughrider Grey Cup Championship team in 1940. Tiny was also a nationally known rugby player and an outstanding curler. In fact, the Ottawa curling rink constructed the “Tiny Herman chair” to recognize his efforts. The chair had to be specially designed for Tiny, who was 6’2″ and weighed 280 pounds.

Tiny Herman served in World War II as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy, and was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his war efforts. Upon his return, he went on to a successful coaching career at Ashbury College in Ottawa and helped to introduce Canadian football to the Maritimes. Tiny is an original Sport Hall of Fame inductee.


• Declared Kings College’s most famous jock
• One of Canada’s greatest football players
• Member of 1940 Grey Cup Championship team
• Inducted in the Ottawa Sport Hall of Fame