J. Stanley Elliott, along with Ashton Morrison had more of an influence on a greater number of young people in St. Catharines than any other teachers of their era. Both of these men were elementary school principals who were able to create substantial influence in young students lives. Morrison was a charter member of the St. Catharines Hall of Fame in 1990, and his close friend Elliott, or J.S. as he was known for, followed him into the Hall of Fame in 1998.
A native of Wingham Ontario, Elliott headed the staff at Alexandra School, which was the largest in the city, as well as teaching grade 8, serving on city council, being an active member of his church, and coaching/managing every sport imaginable, both within and outside the school system. It was through Elliott and Morrison who were operating the Ontario Midget and Bantam Hockey Association, that these associations were amalgamated to create the OMHA—Ontario Minor Hockey Association.
At age 52 Elliott became the first teacher in Canada to study student guidance, after which he retired as a teacher, and became the city’s first guidance director.
- Coach of School Sports
- Operated Ontario Midget and Bantam Hockey Association
- Assisted in creating OMHA
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
- OMHA Honour Award 1949
- St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame 1998