Player - Jack Cowan

Jack CowanBorn: Vancouver, B.C., June 6, 1927. Died: Vancouver, December 10, 2000
Clubs: University of British Columbia 1945, Vancouver City 1945-49, Dundee July 1949-54, Vancouver Halecos 1954-56.

Played in Grandview and the East End district of Vancouver up to the age of 12 during the early 1930's. Entered Vancouver Technical School and played for the school team and then with Hastings Bluebirds in the Vancouver Juvenile League. Entered U.B.C. in 1945 and immediately earned a starting place on the senior team at left back. When classes ended signed for Vancouver City in the Pacific Coast League and thus began a senior career that was to take him to the top of Scottish soccer. Played for Dundee of the Scottish First Division from 1949 to 1954. Won a Scottish League Cup medal in 1951 and was on the losing side against Motherwell in the Scottish Cup Final of 1952. Decided to
return to Vancouver at the end of the 1953-54 season despite a good offer from Dundee to stay. His decision was motivated by his strong desire to return to his home town and begin his career as an electrical engineer. Dundee tried to prevent him from continuing his soccer career, but an appeal to FIFA allowed him to sign for Vancouver Halecos where he won a national championship medal in 1956. Played in an international exhibition game for a Canadian
team against Moscow Locomotive in Toronto in 1956 and was selected to play for Canada against Mexico in 1957 but decided to retire from soccer at the age of 29, to concentrate on his engineering career. In 1975 was Manager of the Fraser Valley Divisional Engineering Department of the B.C. Hydro and Power Authority. Inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.