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Basketball BC honours Paul Eberhardt at 2014 awards gala

 Longtime Richmond basketball coach Paul Eberhardt was recognized last weekend at the 2014 Basketball BC Hall of Fame and Awards Gala at the Langley Events Centre. - Don Fennell photo
Longtime Richmond basketball coach Paul Eberhardt was recognized last weekend at the 2014 Basketball BC Hall of Fame and Awards Gala at the Langley Events Centre.
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Longtime Richmond high school basketball coach and teacher Paul Eberhardt has been honoured by Basketball BC.

Head coach of the perennial senior boys’ champion R.C. Palmer Griffins, Eberhardt guided the Langara College Falcons to the Canadian colleges men’s championship earlier this year.

More than 200 guests were on hand to recognize Eberhardt’s outstanding contributions and achievements, along with others who have made notable contributions to or enjoyed considerable success in the sport.

“We (recognized) excellence in basketball over the last year at all levels, those who have helped shape an guide the game in BC, and celebrated some of the key builders of our game,” said emcee Chris Kennedy of Richmond.

Basketball BC executive director Lawrie Johns, also a Richmond resident, noted, “It was a very special evening. Celebrating six additional members of our Hall of Fame, recognizing our award winners including athletes in 10  categories...was a true celebration.  And having 12 Hall of Famers join us in the celebration was special as was the presentation by KidSport.”

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