Page, John Percy

John Percy Page, educator, basketball coach, politician, lieutenant-governor (b to Canadian parents at Rochester, NY 14 May 1887; d at Edmonton, Alta 2 Mar 1973). He coached the EDMONTON GRADS, the best and most respected women's basketball team in the world, throughout their 25-year history (1915-40). Page was the most important factor in their success, using simple well-executed plays and demanding disciplined behaviour. His feeder-team system maintained the supply of talented players. When the Grads and Page retired from basketball in 1940, he entered provincial politics. He was lieutenant-governor of Alberta 1959-65.