Peter Rylander
Peter Rylander
Induction: 1998 (Charter Member)
Category: BUILDER

Peter Rylander

Peter Rylander was born in St. Lambert, Quebec and began his career with Niagara College in September 1969 as Athletic Assistant.

He was promoted to Coordinator of Athletics and was the guiding force in Niagara College Athletics and the OCAA.

In his 27 successful years at Niagara, the Knights won 19 OCAA Championships, four Nationals and five ICHL Championships.

His accomplishments also included coaching: the 1975 Golf team, 1984 Tennis team, and in his final three years he guided the Touch Football team to three consecutive championships from 1993 to 1995.

He was honored by OCAA with the Service Shield Award. As a member of the OCAA, he served on a number of committees including Treasurer (1973-75), President (1983-85), Past President (1985-87) and CCAA Secretary (1987-89).

His total dedication and enthusiasm has forged a reputation of excellence at Niagara College for years to come.