As Coordinator of Intramurals and Intercollegiate Athletics from 1968-98, Irwin Strifler played a key role in shaping the development of sport at NAIT. His philosophy of "sport for all" realized opportunities for student athletes of all skill levels and under his direction NAIT developed one of the most comprehensive intramural and Intercollegiate athletic programs in Canada.
During his tenure at NAIT, the Ooks won a total of 157 ACAC titles in team and individual sports and collecting over 29 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) medals and winning 12 CCAA National Championships. In 1989, NAIT hosted and Irwin chaired, the CCAA Hockey and Basketball Championships during the same week. In what will be remembered as NAIT's finest hour, the Ooks won both national titles.
As a sports administrator Irwin has left a legacy of service to both the ACAC and CCAA. He spent twenty years on the ACAC executive, eight of those as president. Irwin served four years as president of the 4-West Championships, was a founding member of the CCAA in 1974 and served two years as CCAA Vice President.
Congratulations Irwin on your selection to the ACAC wall of fame.