First Name: Steve
Last Name: Konchalski
Sport: Basketball
Inductee Type: Builder
Year Inducted: 2007
Home Town: Antigonish
County: Antigonish County

Steve Konchalski is the well-known basketball coach for St. Francis Xavier University, he has been coaching there since 1975. He has led his team to the playoffs 30 times, earning 9 league titles. Out of 13 National Tournament appearances, Konchalski has earned 3 National CIS Canadian Championships, and Atlantic University Sport has named him Coach of the Year six times (’82,’90,’99,’00,’02’,’05) and was named CIS Coach of the Year in 2001. For 16 years Konchalski was the National Men’s Assistant Coach, and for four years he played the role of Head Coach.

Konchalski coached the Nova Scotia Junior Men’s team for three years, including the 2001 Canada Games team. On the world stage, he has coached 3 Olympic teams. Konchalski has previously been inducted into the Acadia Sports Hall of Fame, the St. FX University Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame, and for his dedication to the sport of basketball he was the inaugural recipient of the Frank Baldwin Memorial Award. Now to add to his achievements, he has been inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.


• Led Acadia Axemen to 4 Atlantic Titles 1960’s
• Earned his Law Degree From Dalhousie University
• Accepted St. F.X. X-Men Coaching Position 1975
• 32 Years Later had 675 Victories and 31 Playoffs
• Won 9 Atlantic Titles and 3 Canadian Championships
• Member of Acadia’s Basketball Hall of Fame
• Member of St. F.X. Basketball Hall of Fame
• Member of the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame
• Recipient of the Frank Baldwin Memorial Award
• Coached the NS Junior Boys Basketball Team
• Coached the 2001 Canada Games Basketball Squad
• All-time CIS leader in career wins with 736
• The main gymnasium at the StFX Oland Centre was named “Coach K Court” in honour of Steve (2017)