He had a solid record as an amateur boxer - his nickname was Silent Danger - but it was as a coach and organizer that Mike Caird really made his mark. After spending 11 years with the gloves on and guided by Nick Listor at the Esquimalt club, 24-year-old Mike put his energies into coaching in 1965. He began training young fighters at his Millstream-Langford club, passing on lessons he learned from Nick. Mike later coached at the Victoria Boys Club, the London Boxing Club and Victoria Athletic Association before going solo. Not only did he work with his boxers, he worked tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the sport alive. He prepared dozens of fighters for high-level tournaments and saw his charges win everything from the B.C. Golden Gloves to the Canadian championships. A highlight was coaching Donnie Orr Jr. from his start as a 12-year old to winning the Canadian middleweight title and boxing in the 2000 Olympics.