Nov 21, 2022 | Brad Devine | 264 views
Ken Lebert Hall of Fame Induction
Our Windsor Lady Expos are So very excited,extremely proud of and completely thankful for our President and Coach Ken Lebert!!! Well deserved Ken!!!! So happy to see you recognized for ALL you have done for our sport and players as well as fellow coaches and multiple organizations!!!! Way To Gooooo Ken!!!
Hello Ken Lebert Family and Friends,As Chair of the Induction Committee for the Windsor Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame, I am extremely pleased and honoured to announce Ken's induction into our prestigious Windsor Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame (WFSHOF).For the past 34 years Ken has been a NCCP Level 3 certified non-parent coach / manager of girls (Women’s) fastball teams. He began his fastpitch journey as the coach of the Crescent Tavern in the Women’s Windsor Fastpitch league from 1987 -1992.In 1993, Ken was asked to join the Windsor Wildcats Fastball Association, as they were looking for a non-parent coach to take over a team. This team would go on to win the silver medal at the Provincial Championship and followed it up in 1994 with yet another silver medal at the Provincials.Starting in 1993 to the present, Ken has been a member of PWSA (Provincial Women’s Softball Association) having managed / coached teams with both the Windsor Wildcats Fastball Association and currently with the Windsor Lady Expos, where he also serves as their President.Ken's teams have won numerous Provincial medals over the years along with a gold medal at the 2000 Ontario Summer Games. His coaching ability has taken teams to the Canadian Championships on numerous occasions. In 2011, the Windsor Lady Expos team under his guidance hosted the U23 Canadian Championship in Windsor where they finished 5th in Canada.In 2012, they would go on to capture the bronze medal at the Canadian Championship.Ken was the league convener for the Windsor Girls High School Fastball league for 10 years, while simultaneously coaching the St. Joseph girls’ team. The St. Joseph's team would go on to capture five league championships under his tutelage.
“One of my greatest accomplishment is seeing many players that I’ve had the opportunity to coach go on to gain scholarships, become coaches, and now inductees into the Windsor Fastpitch Softball Hall of Fame,” states Ken
He also found time to volunteer for five years with Riverside Minor Hockey Association including such tasks as timekeeper for their Saturday morning minor house league program, alongside the Division Coordinator Dennis Palamides, running the games /division and served as scorekeeper/timekeeper during the annual hockey tournament each year.
Ken's name will be remembered and preserved on our website www.wfshof.org alongside such greats as; Willa Hyttenrauch, Mary Caton,Andrea Sikora, Dayna Rodrigues, Gord Haidy, Earl Smith, Joe Fairhurst, Lith Webb, Nick, Todd and Lisa Sajatovich, Dick Hames, Biggie, Gary and Bill Kaschak, Bob Schroeder, Michelle Louwagie, Don Ing, Harry & Ted Zalba, Mackenzie Siddall, Metro Szeryk, Evans Telegadas, Russ & Carl Evon, Hector Marinacci, Bill Noble, Don Dominas, Buzz & Garrie Nolan, Bob Fraser, Bill Smith, Mike Sikora, Jim Stonehouse and so many more.
His legacy will be forever preserved on our wall plaques displayed at both the Windsor Sportsmen's Club WSC and the Riverside Sportsmen Club RSC and on our social media Facebook postings.