Nick Thistle Presenting Jim Dunphy With His HOF Induction
2014 SOFTBALL NL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: JIM DUNPHY (BUILDER)
Jim Dunphy (Holyrood) has been coaching at the Local, Provincial and National levels since 1985. Over this 30-year period he has coached teams to numerous championships at most levels of play from Minor to Senior locally, as well as at the Junior and Senior Canadian Championships.
His coaching style has always brought out the best in his players and many of them have gone on to play at the National and International levels in both Minor and Adult Competitions. His players have shown him great respect and in doing so have paid him the highest of compliments including “the best to ever coach the game”.
The following represents many of his team’s accomplishments over the past 30-Years:
A) Coached the CBC Junior & Intermediate team at the local level for 26-Years:
2 Provincial Pee-Wee Championships: 1985 & 1993.
3 Provincial Midget Championships: 1990, 1998 & 1999.
5 Junior League Championships: 1987, 1991, 2001, 2003 & 2004.
7 Swing Into Summer Championships: 1999, 2005-2009 & 2011.
9 Junior Provincial Championships: 1986-1989, 2001 & 2003-2006.
4 Intermediate League Championships: 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010.
4 Intermediate Provincial Championships: 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009.
B) Coached the Kelly’s Pub Junior Canadians team for 6-Years from 2006 to 2011:
2 St. John’s Day Championships: 2006 & 2009.
1 Senior League Championship: 2007.
1 Provincial Senior Championship: 2009.
C) Other Team Coached In The Senior League:
2003 North Atlantic Marine (Provincial Senior Champions).
2012-2014 Kelly’s Pub Molson Bulldogs (League & Provincial Titles: 2013-2014).
D) Canadian National Championships:
2 Years: 1990 & 1999.
1 Medal: 1 Bronze in 1999.
16 Years: 1986-89, 1992-93, 2000, 2002-03 & 2005-2011.
5 Medals: 1987-Silver, 2003-Bronze, 2006-Gold, 2007-Silver & 2009-Gold.
4-Years: 2004, 2007, 2009 & 2014.
1 Medal: 2014-Silver.
2006 Named Softball Canada Coach of the Year.
2009 Named Sport NL Coach of the Year.
2013 Bob Whelan Memorial Award Recipient.
Overall Coaching Record:
43 Local Championships.
7 Medals At Canadian Championships.
1 Gold Medal At Eastern Canadian Championships.
While Jim’s incredible winning coaching record speaks for itself, one can only imagine the time and dedication that he has given to the game. Further, one can only imagine the impact that he has had on so many players young and old alike who have benefited from his leadership.
In describing Jim Dunphy the words Committed, Competitive, Leader and Champion are superlatives that he is worthy of, however; in the words of his players “Incredible Coach” is how they describe him, a description of which he is most deserving.