First Name: Leo "Pop"
Last Name: McKenna
Sport: Multi-sport
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1980
Home Town: Sydney
County: Cape Breton County

Leo “Pop” McKenna was the leader of dozens of successful St. F. X. University teams in rugby, basketball, hockey, and football. He coached intercollegiate or provincial champions in basketball (1925, 1930); rugby (1930, 1936, 1937, 1940, 1944, 1945, 1947 and 1950), and in hockey (1943, 1944 and 1948). His guidance paved the way for X-men dominance in Atlantic University sport in the 1950s through to the 1970s. Leo McKenna was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1980.


• Leader of dozens of successful teams at St FX
• Including: rugby, basketball, football and hockey
• Coached provincial basketball champions: 1925,30
• Coached Rugby champions: 1930,36,37,40,45,47,50
• Coached hockey champions: 1943,44 and 48