French, Joan - 1984

French, Joan - 1984

Joan French

Softball Builder, Calgary

Inducted in 1984

Joan French progressed to being named as a Canadian All-Star, third base, softball player. In 1968, she started coaching. Her team went on to compete in four Canadian Championships between then and 1975. She coached them to a silver medal victory at the first Canada Summer Games. Joan French has held many executive positions on local, provincial and national softball committees. She is a Past President of Sport Alberta. Joan French has received the Silver Jubilee Medal from Queen Elizabeth II for excellence and service in the field of amateur sport.

Joan French

1984 Softball Builder, Calgary

Awards and Honours:

  • 1986 - Softball Canada Hall of Fame

  • Softball Alberta Sports Hall of Fame:

  • 1983 - Builder

  • 1997 - Team - 1960-67 Calgary Comets team)

  • 2005 - Team - (Coach) - (of the 1969-1971 Timac Tire Team)


  • 1979 - Calgary Booster Club - Athletic Leader - Fastball

  • 1973 - CASA Coach of the Year