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Jane and Vaughan Peckham
Born: 1946
Discipline: Volleyball
Years Active: Over 40 Years
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  • Jane (Allison) Peckham born Windsor, Ontario, November 13, 1946
  • Vaughan Peckham born West Lorne, Ontario, July 21, 1946
  • Jane attended elementary and high schools in Windsor and Western University
  • Vaughan attended West Lorne Public School, West Elgin Secondary School, Western University and the University of Massachusetts
  • Jane taught in Ottawa for 1 year, then at Saunders and Oakridge and also at Western’s Faculty of Education
  • While at Saunders Jane coached basketball and track and field
  • Vaughan taught physical education at Saunders and Oakridge secondary schools in London, where he coached boys and girls volleyball, boys hockey, boys basketball, golf
  • Vaughan founded the Kineldiego Volleyball Club in the 1970s
  • For over 25 years Jane and Vaughan have been the driving forces behind the success of the Forest City Volleyball Club
  • Vaughan served as president for 17 years and remains on the club’s equipment committee
  • Were named 2012 Sports Administrators of the Year by the London Sports Council
  • Jane headed up the girl’s program at Forest City
  • Both Jane and Vaughan coached volleyball at all levels at the club for many years
  • Jane is a past recipient of the London YMCA Women of Distinction Award (1997) and has been a key volunteer with many athletic events in London, including the 2001 Canada Summer Games, the 2004 Ontario Winter/Summer Games and the 2005 World Transplant Games
  • Athletes who Vaughan has coached include London Sports Hall of Fame inductees Al Coulter, Paul Duerden and Jeff Glass
  • Vaughan also coached at Western and Fanshawe
  • Jane and Vaughan received the Paul and Shelley Brownstein Award in 2013, awarded by Volleyball Ontario and were inducted into the OVA Hall of Fame in 2018
  • Jane was named the 2016 Ontario Volleyball Association Female Coach of the Year
  • Vaughan was inducted into Western’s sports hall of fame in 2011