Tap Screen To Begin

Theresa Maxwell

Volleyball Builder- Inducted 2024

Theresa Maxwell has been deeply involved in volleyball and basketball for over six decades, leaving a lasting impact on both sports. She excelled as a basketball athlete, earning the title of Female Athlete of the Year in 1964 and 1966. Her contributions to basketball at the University of Calgary included serving as Captain of the Varsity Basketball Team and helping secure the CWEST Basketball Championship in 1966.

Her academic career included earning a Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary, a Master of Science from the University of Oregon, and coursework toward a PhD from Indiana University. Her educational background enriched her multifaceted roles within the sports community.

Throughout her career, she received numerous accolades for her contributions and unwavering commitment. From being honoured as Volunteer of the Year by Volleyball Canada in 1989, to winning the Calgary YWCA Women of Distinction Award for sport; receiving the Alberta Centennial Salute for Sport; receiving the Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation, to receiving the prestigious Alberta Achievement Award for Volleyball in 1991, her impact was widely recognized. In 1995, she was inducted into the University of Calgary Athletics Hall of Fame and the Canada West Hall of Fame, acknowledging her enduring legacy as both an athlete and a leader.

Maxwell’s coaching career showcased her dedication, from guiding the University of Calgary Women’s Basketball and Volleyball Teams to mentoring young talents as the CanAm Juvenile Girls Volleyball Coach. Her tenure as Head Coach of various teams and coaching stints at esteemed institutions like York University and invited presenter at numerous conferences and institutions, underscored her versatility and expertise. Her work in various capacities at the local, regional, and national level resulted in programs promoting volleyball for all, from budding talents in youth programs to guiding the elite athletes on the international stage.

Her dedication continued to inspire generations of athletes, earning her a place of honour in both the Alberta Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Volleyball Canada Hall of Fame in 2020. Her tireless efforts have not only propelled the growth of volleyball but also enriched the lives of countless individuals, contributing to her remarkable legacy that will endure for years to come.