Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Berkeley Brean

Birth: February 25, 1943
Deceased: November 04, 2006
Home Town: Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Inducted as: Builder
Inducted for: Football, Rugby,
Inducted in: 2008


After 32 years of distinguished service as a high school coach, Berk joined the football coaching staff as an assistant with the Queen’s Golden Gaels. At all levels he was known as a man who made an impression on young people, not only in their athletic endeavours but in their lives.

A teacher at Frontenac and La Salle secondary schools from 1969 to 1999, Berk coached football, rugby, and track. His teams won 12 football championships and 10 rugby titles.

He also coached basketball for a season at Regiopolis College at the beginning of his teaching career. Berk coached baseball in the 1970s in the Kingscourt Little League and he coached hockey for several years in the Kingston Minor Hockey Association and Church Athletic League.

Berk was honoured as a builder of sport in the community with an award from the Kiwanis Club in 1997. In 1997 he was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club.