First Name: Frank
Last Name: Baldwin
Sport: Basketball
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1983
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Frank Baldwin‘s basketball coaching career began at the Halifax Church League in 1939. During the 1949-50 season, he coached Queen Elizabeth High School to the juvenile championships.

In 1952, Baldwin founded the Saint Mary’s Huskies basketball team- which has been on the path of excellence ever since. While at Saint Mary’s, he also worked at the university’s bookstore and canteen. In 1963, he took the position as Director of the Canadian Martyrs Parish Centre, and in 1971, he became the Nova Scotia Amateur Basketball Association’s first provincial coach.

Baldwin was the co-founder of the Halifax Juvenile Boys Basketball League, and from 1972 until 1986 he was the coordinator for basketball at Sport Nova Scotia. From 1971 to 1975, he was head coach of the men’s Canada Games teams and he assisted with the national team on a South American tour in 1975. His dedication to the game put him in the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame in 1979.

Frank passed away in 2013.


• Started and built up the SMU program for 12 years
• 1976 Merit Awart winner
• Inducted to Canadian basketball hall of fame, 1979