If you’ve been a follower of this site, you’ll likely know that David Sidoo is a proud UBC Thunderbirds alumnus and longtime fervent supporter of the football program.
David Sidoo’s memorable five-year football career with the Thunderbirds began in 1978, when the UBC team played in its first ever Vanier Cup. Over the years David set several records and earned many awards that made him a shining star in the league. The crowning glory came in 1982 when David helped captain UBC to win its first Vanier Cup under the coaching guidance of many, including head coach Frank Smith.
This past April, David Sidoo and many of his 1982 Vanier Cup-winning teammates gathered together in Vancouver to honor and celebrate the induction of former head coach Frank Smith into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame.
When asked for a few words about his former coach, David Sidoo, who was inducted into the UBC Sports Hall of Fame in 2010, said, “Frank was not only one of the best coaches in Canadian college football history, he was also a mentor to many of us. It’s easy to take many of the lessons Frank taught us and apply them to our everyday lives. He was much more than just a coach.”
For more information about Frank Smith’s life and illustrious coaching career, read this Vancouver Province newspaper article.