The Huskies' family is saddened by the recent passing of alum, Dennis Kadatz.
Dr. Kadatz’ successful athletic, coaching, managerial and sports administrative exploits in the province (in both Edmonton and Calgary) have been deservedly trumpeted with pride for many decades. The records speak for themselves. His association with the Huskies first started as a player in 1956 and he played three years with the relatively new Huskies team. Most notably, in 1961, still in his early 20’s, Dennis jumped directly into the role of Head Coach and under his direction, took the Huskies to a pair of national titles in 1962 and 1963. Following his success with the Huskies, Dennis was named the head coach of the CIS Calgary Dinosaurs (1964-68) and thereafter became the universities first
Athletic Director (1966-85). Dennis oversaw the beginnings of a university athletic program that grew to be competitive nationally in all sports, particularly football. In recognition of his contributions to sport, Dennis has been honoured as a distinguished alumnus by the U of A, and admitted to the U of C’s Athletic Hall of Fame, the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and last fall, to the Huskies' Hall of Fame.
Our condolences to the Kadatz family. He will be missed but never forgotten.