Individual Profiles

Keith Coffin

As a native of St-Laurent, Keith went to Sir Winston Churchill H.S., before he attended Vanier in 1976, where he was the starting point guard for two years. Both years the team lost in the Provincial Finals to Dawson College.

After Graduating from Vanier, Keith went on to play for the Concordia Stingers as a highly recruited point guard. At Concordia Keith developed a reputation as a very intense competitor and quarterback of the powerful Stingers. After 2 years as the Stingers starting point guard, Keith turned his passion to coaching. He started his coaching career at Sun Youth, leading the Juvenile boys team to the Eastern Canadian Championship. After 3 years at the Sun, Keith returned home to coach the Cheetahs. Although, only 23 years old at the time, in his six years at the helm, Keith led the Cheetahs to the Nationals 3 times, winning two Provincials Championships and several tournaments along the way. In 1987 Vanier beat Dawson for the National Championship. In 1989 Keith was honoured by his peers for his outstanding efforts by being named Canada's College Basketball Coach of the Year. Perhaps the greatest accomplishment was the fact that so many of Keith's players went on to even greater heights, at the University level, at one point in time, there were more Vanier Graduates playing for Quebec Universities than all the other Cegeps combined.

Through all this, Keith married Maxine Chryk, and has three children Joey, Kelly and Jeffrey. He owns a successful hazardous waste management company, Recyclex. He currently lives in Beaconsfield and still devotes time to the community by sitting on the Board of Directors of Sun Youth, and the Lakeshore Minor Hockey Federation.