Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Melody Torocolacci

Birth: August 18, 1960
Home Town: Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Inducted as: Builder
Inducted for: Track & Field,
Inducted in: 2012


Melody came from her hometown, Kirkland Lake, to Queen’s University in 1979 to begin an athletic career that saw her become a gold medal winner in five outdoor and indoor OUA championships in shot put, four indoor CIS shot put championships, and two outdoor OUA discus championships as well as three silver medals in OUA discus.

Melody was a Canadian nation team athlete from 1985 to 1991 competing in the Commomweatlth, Pan American and World Student Games as well as the World Championships.

During her twenty-three year coaching career at Queen’s Melody has instructed in clinics at all levels to develop coaches and athletes in her sport. She has been a Throws Clinician for the Ontario Summer Games, an Ontario Team coach for the Canada Games, an Ontario Provincial Throws Coach, and Assistant Throws Instructor and a Head Throws Coach at the National Legion Camp.

Melody has been inducted into the Queen’s University Track and Field Hall of Fame and in 2003, was awarded a National Women of Sport Award for Best College/University Coach. In 2004, she was recognized as the OUA’s Men’s Track and Field Coach of the Year.