First Name: John
Last Name: Hatch
Sport: Basketball
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 2013
Home Town: Calgary
County: Outside Nova Scotia

John Hatch is the all-time leading scorer in St. Francis Xavier University basketball history with 2,968 points in just four seasons between 1980 and 1984. He is a three-time consecutive AUAA Most Valuable Player, three-time consecutive CIS 1st Team All-Canadian, and the only X-Men to ever receive the All-Canadian honour on three occasions. The 6’6″ forward later starred with Canada’s national, Olympic, and World University teams.

Hard work, effort, determination, and competitiveness made John Hatch into one of the finest student-athletes ever to play sport at St. FX, establishing records in four years that have not been broken by five-year players since.

Hatch is also in second place in rebounding at St. Francis Xavier with 1,478 and hold the single-season. He represented Canada at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games, where his team placed 4th and 6th respectively. Hatch also won gold with Canada at the World University Games and played professionally in Switzerland for 7 years, in addition to building a successful business career.

John was elected to the St. FX Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.


• Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
• All-time leading scorer in St. F.X. basketball
• Scored 2968 points in four seasons (1980-1984)
• Holds X-Men record most rebounds season and game
• Second All-Time rebounds with 1478 at St. F.X.
• Won AUS Conference Championship 1980-1981 St. F.X.
• Three-time consecutive AUS Most Valuable Player
• Only X-Men player to be 3-time CIS All-Canadian
• Won gold with Canada 1983 World University Games
• On Team Canada 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games
• Professionally played in Switzerland seven years
• Member of 1987 Pan Am Games team