Skip to content

Dave Scott-Thomas kicked out of Guelph Sports Hall of Fame

First time the hall of fame has removed an inductee

Disgraced track and field coach Dave Scott-Thomas has officially been removed from the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame.

It is the first time since the hall of fame was created in 1993 that it has removed one of its inductees.

“The Guelph Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors made the unanimous decision to remove Dave Scott-Thomas from the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame effective immediately," said an email from Heather Flaherty, general manager of parks and recreation with the City of Guelph.

"The Board of Directors reserves the right to remove an inducted member from the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame after careful review of supporting public information on actions deemed to be extraordinary undesirable or demonstrate detrimental conduct.”

The hall had nothing in its rules that addresses removing of an athlete.

On Monday Scott-Thomas's plaque was removed from the hall of fame wall outside the Sleeman Centre.

Scott-Thomas was recently fired by the University of Guelph for unprofessional conduct centred around an inappropriate relationship with a former student/athlete that happened when he was her 39-year-old coach and she was 17.

Athletics Canada is also conducting its own investigation.

Scott-Thomas was inducted into the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame in 2018 for his success coaching the U of G's track and cross country teams as well as the Speed River Track and Field Club, which he founded.

That club recently shut down.