First Name: Rod
Last Name: Shoveller
Sport: Basketball
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 1991
Home Town: Dartmouth
County: Halifax County

Rod Shoveller refereed basketball for the sheer love of the game. For more than 29 years, Rod donned his referee”s uniform and travelled coast to coast and abroad to enforce the rules of basketball. Whether working in Bejing or Baddeck, he built a reputation for good effort every time out and was always firm but fair. He served two terms as president of the Nova Scotia Board of Approved Basketball Officials, served as a rules clinician in Halifax, served 12 years as a member of the college board, toured Red China with the National team, was a member of the national committee chosen to compile the first international rule book for Canada, was the first non-Manitoba official to work the prestigious Golden Boy Classic, and was one of the first Nova Scotia referees selected to work the Canada Games. His list of awards includes IAABO honorary citation for contributions to basketball officiating, National Association of Basketball Coaches of Canada Merit Award, NSSAF Certificate of Merit Award, and the J.A. Wink Willox Award given annually to one referee in Canada for outstanding contribution. Rod Shoveller was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1991.


• Basketball Referee
• President NS Board Approved Basketball Officials
• Rules Clinician Metro Halifax since 1968
• 12 Years as a Member of the College Board
• Participated all Levels of National Championships
• Toured Red China with the National Team
• Officiated at Stoke Mandeville World Championships
• Chosen to Compile 1st Int’l Rule Book for Canada
• Served as Referee-in-Chief of the College Board
• 1st Non-Manitoba Official at Golden Boy Classic
• One of the 1st NS Referees to work Canada Games
• IAABO Honorary Citation Basketball Officiating ’73
• Nat’l Assoc Basketball Coaches CA Merit Award 1977
• NS School Athletic Fed Cert. Merit Award 1985
• CABO’s Top Honor the J.A. Wink Willox Award
• IAABO & NSABO 25 Year Service Contribution Award
• Competed 1952 Cdn Jr Track and Field Championships
• Member Purdy Cup Football Championship Team
• Cdn Sr Basketball Champions Hfx Schooners 1965-66
• Athletic Director King’s College 1965-1980
• Athletic Director Technical University NS 1980
• Director Ashburn Golf and Country Club since 1980