Jim Mercer wins the 2019-2020 Bill Richmond Memorial Award

Jim Mercer wins the 2019-2020 Bill Richmond Memorial Award

Date: Jul, 08, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Jim Mercer has been a significant contributor to the game in Ontario in coach and player development. He has been an active OMHA coach in all Divisions and Categories for more than 15 years. 

Jim has also contributed to the OMHA Coaching and Development programs including, serving as an OMHA Regional Development Leader, NCCP Instructor and Field Evaluator, Coach Learning Facilitator and a Hockey Canada Facilitator and Instructor for a variety of roles. 

He has contributed to development within the OHF as well as with the GTHL, OHJL and the OWHA.

Jim’s involvement has also included involvement in evaluation for the Women’s National Program and ownership of the Clarington Eagles Junior 

Hockey Club. Jim has also served as an OHF High Performance I Group Leader and Field Evaluator.

It’s clear to see the impact that Jim Mercer has had on the sport and the athletes he works with. And that impact does not only extend to technical skills but also Mental Health initiatives with youth services such as crisis prevention, intervention education and more.

Congratulations to Jim Mercer for receiving the Bill Richmond Memorial Award.

In 1996, the OHF established the Bill Richmond Memorial Award to recognize outstanding achievement and involvement in the area of hockey development within the OHF. For over 20 years, Mr. Richmond was a leader in the development and delivery of the National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP). He passed away suddenly in 1995, but left a legacy of hard work and commitment to the development of the game in our Branch.