Randy's first taste of volleyball supremacy was with the 1976 AA provincial high school champions from Prince George Senior Secondary, a team that ran up a stunning 91-game winning streak. He must have liked that winning feeling, because the next year, he played for the juvenile club national champions, and made the junior national team. Just one year later, he played for the men’s national champs, and made the men’s national team.
From 1978 to 1980, playing for the College of New Caledonia and Langara College, he was twice a national MVP, winning two provincial titles and one national title.
From 1980 to 1986 as a member of Team Canada he shared a Canada Cup victory, a third-place performance at the Pan-American games, and a fourth-place finish at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
South of the border in 1984-1985, he was rookie of the year, first-team All-American and a U.S. national champion with San Diego State, playing with U.S. national team members Karch Kiraly, Pat Powers and Marc Waldie.
After five years of semi-pro volleyball in Europe, Randy returned for one all-star season with UBC. In 1991 he began his coaching career with a semi-pro club in Belgium until finally coming home in 1994 to assume the head coaching post with the College of New Caledonia Kodiaks.
Randy has followed a similar path of many of our inaugural Hall of Fame inductees. This path takes them far afield, pursuing the pinnacle of achievement in their respective sports, but it then returns them home, to teach and encourage others to share their rewarding experience. This is the common bond that all our honorees share: an uncommon devotion to their sport and to their home. Prince George is indeed fortunate to have a native son like Randy Wagner.