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Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute (IDCI)

Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute (IDCI) is a public high school in Ingersoll, Ontario. As the only high school in Ingersoll, it also serves the village of Thamesford, and the rural areas surrounding both communities. It is in the Thames Valley District School Board, and was founded in 1932.

IDCI has been, and still is, involved in a variety of inter-school sports, including football, hockey, soccer, volleyball, track and field, curling, cross-country running, Nordic skiing and badminton. Male and female athletes participate under the team name "Blue Bombers".

  IDCI Volt Yearbook 1968-1969

Ingersoll District Collegiate Institute Football

Bill Martin taught at Ingersoll District Collegiate from 1962 to 1995. During that time, and following his retirement until 2012, he coached many high school sports teams, one of which was football.

Bill kept scrapbooks during the football season. The ones scanned include the 1968 season and the 1973 & 1974 seasons.

The scrapbooks contain newspaper articles, as well as his observations and comments about each of the games.

The 1968 Senior Football team Bill coached with Neil Desborough, won the Tri-County Football Championship. That team was inducted into the Ingersoll Sports  Hall of Fame in 2005.

The scrapbooks were given to Bill Caldwell by Alma Martin and donated to the Ingersoll Sports Hall of Fame.

 IDCI Football - Scrapbook 1

 IDCI Football - Scrapbook 2

Generously loaned to Oxford County Library, for digitization purposes, by the Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum.

Bill Martin and his teaching partner and fellow coach Neil Desborough.