Thursday, April 16, 2015 - Submitted by Athletic Dept.
St. Clair College will be sending another Men’s Basketball player to the OCAA Hall of Fame when former Saints standout George Copeland is enshrined April 29th in Oakville. Copeland will be included in an induction class of 35 as part of the OCAA’s 7th Hall of Fame Ceremony that will feature athletes, coaches and builders from across the province at the Oakville Convention Centre.
Copeland played 3 seasons for the Saints from 1981-1984 graduating from the Business Administration–Data Processing program while scoring 1676 career points which still stands 6th in all-time St. Clair history. He was voted an OCAA All-Star in each season and named the St. Clair MVP in his final two years. For his efforts Copeland was named Student-Athlete of the Year at St. Clair College and was quickly inducted into the St. Clair Hall of Fame after graduation.
Copeland joins other already enshrined St. Clair Men’s Basketball players Scott Irwin (Inducted 2009), Henry Koscielski (Inducted 2003), Duane Matthews (Inducted 2013) and Jimmy Parsons (Inducted 2003). See below a more detailed look at Copeland’s career at St. Clair College.
George Copeland Bio
• St. Clair College Men’s Basketball 1981-1984 (3 Seasons) • Business Administration – Data Processing Graduate (1984) • 1983-84 Student Athlete of the Year • St. Clair Hall of Fame (Inducted 1988) • 6th All-time in St. Clair Basketball Career Scoring • Student-Athletic Association Member
1981-82 • 10-6 West Division 3rd Place (19-11 Overall) • Lost West Division 1st Round Play-off Game • OCAA 2nd Team All-Star • 2nd Team Scoring • 15th Overall in OCAA Scoring • St. Clair Coaches Award
1982-83 • 12-12 West Division 7th Place (17-20 Overall) • OCAA Championships 4th Place • OCAA 2nd Team All-Star • St. Clair MVP & Leading Scorer • 11th Overall in OCAA Scoring
1983-84 • 17-7 West Division 4th Place (24-13 Overall) • OCAA Play-off Semi-Finalists • OCAA 1st Team All-Star • 7th Overall in OCAA Scoring • St. Clair MVP & Leading Scorer