There are still tickets available to attend the Rich Goulet celebration of life on Nov. 7 in Pitt Meadows. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Rich Goulet Celebration: Still plenty of available tickets to honour late B.C. high school coaching great on Nov. 7 in Pitt Meadows!

PITT MEADOWS — If you are still interested in attending next month’s ‘Celebrating the Wonderful Life of Richard ‘Rich’ Goulet’ event, being held in honour of the late, great B.C. high school basketball coach, there is still plenty of room available.The Nov. 7 gathering for the Pitt Meadows Marauders and St. Thomas More Knights head […]

The life of late basketball coaching great Rich Goulet will be shared and celebrated next month in Pitt Meadows. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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An afternoon for storytelling: Celebration of life for late basketball coaching legend Rich Goulet set for Nov. 7 in Pitt Meadows!

PITT MEADOWS — The storytellers will share as the B.C. basketball community comes together in just over one month’s time for a special event entitled ‘Celebrating the Wonderful Life of Richard ‘Rich’ Goulet’.Goulet, the longtime boys basketball coach at Pitt Meadows Secondary and St. Thomas More Collegiate, who passed away this past March at the […]

The late Pitt Meadows senior boys basketball coach Rich Goulet. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of Wilson Wong photography 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Tsumura: On what Rich Goulet’s after-hours home at Pitt Meadows was really like, and why its gym should forever bear his name!

You know what the most disappointing aspect of the movement currently afoot to have the gymnasium at Pitt Meadows Secondary School named in honour of its late, great basketball coach Rich Goulet?That the request wasn’t met with an automatic ‘Yes.’Of course I understand that the answer is ‘No’ and that tensions have built over the […]

The late Rich Goulet, valedictorian of the first graduating class at Burnaby's St. Thomas More Collegiate and later a two-time provincial championship-winning coach at the school, will see his name forever linked with the Knights' tradition-laden tournament, heretofore known as the Rich Goulet Memorial Chancellor. (Photo by Wilson Wong 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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Welcome to the Rich Goulet Memorial Chancellor! St. Thomas More to honour its late, great pioneering coach with lifelong tournament dedication!

BURNABY — In its early days, St. Thomas More Collegiate’s Chancellor Invitational enjoyed the distinct blessing of being run by a basketball visionary.From his very start as boys varsity head coach in 1970, Rich Goulet knew just what the Burnaby school’s annual tournament needed to represent to both student-athletes and coaches, and he worked tirelessly […]

Longtime former Pitt Meadows senior boys basketball coach Rich Goulet passed away Sunday at the age of 74. (Photo by Wilson Wong property of Wilson Wong photography 2021. All Rights Reserved)
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RIP, Coach: For Pitt Meadows & STM’s Rich Goulet (1946-2021), basketball was his student, his teacher and the air that he’d breathe

PITT MEADOWS — On Sunday, on what would be the final day of a life so completely devoted to his greatest passion, Rich Goulet made a simple request.“Scoresheets. He was asking for scoresheets from a Grade 9 basketball tournament,” said his nephew Dave Goulet who was bedside at the hospital, tending to the needs of […]

Rich Goulet, set to turn 71 this month, has been told he's no longer head coach of the Pitt Meadows program he created. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics)
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Rich Goulet: With NBA stars stunned by his firing, 70-year-old Pitt coach talks hoops, and his future

PITT MEADOWS — In his 2008 book ‘Outliers’, Malcolm Gladwell most famously expressed that investing 10,000 of hours of work into your passion allows you the chance to achieve greatness.Imagine, over the course of a 40-plus-year career, doing just that many, many times over, and in the end, asking for not a penny in return?