George Andrews' nickname was "Porky"

George Andrews was one of the best basketball players that Victoria, the Island, B.C. and indeed, Canada, ever produced. The University of Oregon Ducks recruited Andrews in 1938 after showing great flash as one of the younger stars of the Victoria Blue Ribbons national championship. After starring for the Ducks, Andrews lead the Dominoes dynasty before playing pro basketball, including an appearance at the world professional championships in Chicago in the days before the NBA. Andrews returned to the Island to power the great national championship Port Alberni Athletics teams before turning to coaching. On the bench of Victoria High School from 1951 to 1969, Andrews spun a championship web that was unmatched in its time. He was a classic, no-nonsense old style coach. But on the inside shone a heart of gold and his players loved him. He coached the Totems to the B.C. high school title in 1959, 1962 and 1969 and set the B.C. tournament records for most games and most wins. He never had a losing season.


Victoria enjoys a stellar sports history and we celebrate the many athletes, teams and builders who have contributed to that history.  Our displays are seen at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre (1925 Blanshard St.)  through Gate Three.


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