Fred Fox of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is a name that has long been familiar in provincial sports and sports administration. He first started to make the sports news while he was a student.
Back in 1930, Fox was the Nova Scotia high school 220-yards champion and in 1931 was the 100 and 220-yards Maritime high school champion. His record for the Maritime high school 100-yard dash remained from 1931 to 1959, a solid 28 years. In 1931 he was the highest point scorer at the fabled Acadia Relays and the Dalhousie Bowl track meets.
Fox was the Maritime junior sprint champion in 1933 and senior champion in 1934. He ran on 13 Maritime championship track teams.
Fred also had a good hockey career and was the high scorer with Mount Allison University when they won the Maritime intercollegiate championship in 1933-34. Fox was an executive of the South Shore Hockey League and has received the CAHA Minor Hockey Award.
November 16, 1980 was declared Fred Fox Day where he was honoured for his many years of dedication as a volunteer in the Town of Lunenburg. Fred Fox was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1980.
• His 100 yard record stood for 28 years
• Ran in the Olympic trials: 1932 and 1936
• Ran in the British Empire trials: 1934 and 1938
• Gold and bronze medalist: 1940 Coronation Games
• Held the maritime 100 and 220 yard dash record
• Served 25 yrs.as hockey coach/manager/executive