- Inducted in 2007
Dave Imeson was born in Amherstburg, Ontario in 1946 and when he was 17 moved to finish his schooling in Toronto. He joined the Kendall Company, an East York firm, in 1967 and built a successful career that would span 39 years.
In 1974 while living and working in Toronto Dave founded and played in a 4-team Touch Football league. Over the years this league continued to expand and eventually became the Ontario Men’s Touch Football League.
In 1976 Dave, his wife Janet and sons Dave Jr. and Tim moved to Whitby where he joined the Whitby Minor Baseball Association as a House League coach. Over the next 20 years Dave would move on to coach representative ball teams that won Provincial titles in 1990, 1995 and 1996. For four years he also coached an under-18 elite team from Eastern Ontario which won a Provincial title at the Sky Dome in 1994.
Dave was named the Junior Coach of the Year by the Ontario Baseball Association in both 1994 and 1996. He completed his National Coaches Certification level 3 at George Brown College in 1993. In addition, he coached 7 years in the Whitby Minor Hockey Association. In 1982 Dave joined the executive of the Whitby Minor Baseball Association and over the next 15 years served as Secretary, Representative Team Director, Director of Coaching Development, WMBA representative on the Eastern Ontario Baseball Association executive and President for three terms.
In 1991 he was awarded a Life Membership in the association. Some accomplishments achieved during his administration included the increase in player registration from 1000 to 2000, the advent of an effective Coaching Development program, the annual Home Run Derby, the design and installation of batting cages at Iroquois Park, two new T- Ball baseball diamonds at Peel Park, a bantam diamond at the Elizabeth St. Park and the initiation of the WMBA representative team colours and team name Chiefs.
Dave and his wife continue to reside in Whitby as do his two sons and their families which include grandsons, Griffin and Tyler.