In 1952, Mitch Baryluk began a rebuilding program of the local Men's Basketball Association. For 15 years he served on the T.B.B.A. twice as President. He was the player coach of the Y Grads Seniors, Laskin Lakers, Dinty's Kentuckians and coach of Lakeview High School's Junior and Senior Teams. In 1965 he introduced Women's Senior Basketball. Retiring in 1977, he came back to coach, play and sponsor the Thunder Bay Oldtimers who have won several tournaments.
Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 27, 1986