In 1999, the Canadian Lacrosse Association, in conjunction with the
family of Jim Bishop and the Canadian Lacrosse Foundation, inaugurated
this award in honour of Jim Bishop, one of the greatest coaches ever to
grace the game.
Jim Bishop's involvement in lacrosse spanned some 58
years, influencing and developing players from tykes to professional. It
is awarded at the Minto Cup to an individual who shows the qualities of
leadership, sportsmanship and outstanding play.