Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame

Brian Gavlas

Volleyball (2010)

Brian GavlasBrian Gavlas played five seasons with the University of Saskatchewan volleyball program, capping his career in 1988 with his team winning by the Canadian menís championship. He added to his personal laurels as CIAU First Team All-Canadian and the CIAU tournament most valuable player award. As a player at the Canada West level, he shared in three championship seasons and was twice a first team all-star. At the nationals, the Huskies gained a silver medal in 1984-85, a bronze medal in 1985-86, a silver medal in 1986-87, and then beat Manitoba, three games to one, in the 1987-88 finals. For his leadership, Brian also won the E. Kent Phillips trophy as Huskie male athlete of the year in 1988. After graduation, he taught and coached in Prince Albert before taking over the Huskie menís volleyball program from Tom Graham, his former coach. He has led the Huskies to four Canada West titles and 10 appearances in the Canadian championship tournament, twice winning gold and twice winning silver.