An educator and a coach, John Hayman epitomized the excellence of effort which resulted in several championship teams during his coaching tenure at both Albert College and Quinte Secondary School. John led his basketball teams to seven different Bay of Quinte championships in both Junior and Senior while also winning two COSSA basketball championships and one OFSAA championship for the Province of Ontario.
His involvement in sports went from the role of coach and educator to the role of sports administrator. He was president of COSSA (Central Ontario Secondary School Association) for two years and was a member of the Board of Directors of OFSAA (Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations) for eight years, two years as President. He also served on the national CFPSAA Board of Directors for four years and acted as President for one.
Locally, he was President of the Belleville Family YMCA for one year during a five year term as a Member of the Board of Directors. Born in London, Ontario in 1922, John was educated in London and Belleville and received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, where he played three years of Varsity basketball for the Western Mustangs. He was Vice-Principal of Quinte Secondary School from 1961 – 1967 and Principal from 1967 – 1982.0