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Red Wiseman

Full name: Malcolm Edward "Red" Wiseman
Gender: Male
Born: July 12, 1913 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Died: April 11, 1993
Affiliations: Windsor Ford V-8s, Windsor (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Malcolm Wiseman moved to Ontario at an early age and began playing basketball in high school, first at Sandwich High School, then the all-boys Windsor-Walkerville Technical School (later W.D. Lowe High School). In 1933 he was captain of the school’s team that won the Dominion Inter-Scholastic Basketball Title in Saint John, New Brunswick. He attended the Detroit Institute of Technology and played on their basketball team before returning to Canada to play for the Windsor Alumni and the Windsor Ford V-8s, as well as coaching Windsor's Ontario Ladies Basketball Association District second-place team in 1935. It was with the Ford V-8s, however, that he earned his way to the Olympics, as the members of the team were the 1936 Canadian Senior Men's Basketball Champions. In six games played at the 1936 Olympic basketball tournament, he scored 12 points and helped the Canadians earn a silver medal. Over the next four years, he was a member of four Ontario championship teams: the Windsor Alumni in 1937, 1939 and 1940, and Moose Lodge in 1938. In 1937 and 1939, the teams were also the Eastern Canadian Champions.

In 1948, Wiseman took up coaching in Windsor and began his path towards becoming a well-known basketball official. In 1963, the year of his retirement, he earned the Detroit-Windsor Freedom Festival Award for his contributions to the sport and in 1975 obtained a Merit Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In 1961, he was made a member of the Naismith Museum’s Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame, along with the rest of his 1936 Olympic team, received lifetime membership at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981, and was inducted into the Windsor/Essex Country Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. He was for a long time President of the Windsor & District Referee's Association and also a lifetime member.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Basketball Men's Basketball Canada CAN 2 Silver

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Final Round Match 1/2 2 1936-08-14 USA 19, CAN 8 1
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1936-08-13 CAN 42, POL 15 8
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1936-08-12 CAN 43, URU 21 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Round Two Match #9 1 1936-08-09 CAN 34, LAT 23 0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Round Three Match #4 1 1936-08-11 CAN 27, SUI 9 3
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Basketball Canada CAN Round One Match #7 1 1936-08-07 CAN 24, BRA 17
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