LJAC Alum Williamson Wins 500 WHL Games


Oct. 17, 2016

Mike Williamson, the head coach of the Tri-City Americans, became the seventh member of the WHL’s 500 Club on Sunday.  Mike Williamson is a former player with the Leduc Midget AAA Program in Leduc, Alberta.

Williamson posted his 500th regular-season coaching victory when the Americans beat the Vancouver Giants 5-4 in Langley, B.C.

The seven head coaches who have recorded at least 500 regular-season victories:

  • Ken Hodge (Edmonton, Portland), 742
  • Don Hay (Kamloops, Tri-City, Vancouver) 682
  • Don Nachbaur (Seattle, Tri-City, Spokane) 668
  • Lorne Molleken (Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Regina) 626
  • Ernie McLean (Estevan, New Westminster) 548
  • Pat Ginnell (Flin Flon, Victoria, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, New Westminster) 518
  • Mike Williamson (Portland, Calgary, Tri-City) 500

Interestingly, Williamson played for the Portland Winterhawks when Hodge was the head coach. Williamson also began his coaching career in Portland as an assistant with Hodge.  

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