|2013 Hamilton Tiger-Cats season|
|Based in||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Home field||Ivor Wynne Stadium (1950–2012)
Alumni Stadium (interim) (2013)
New Hamilton Stadium (2014–Future)
|League||Canadian Football League|
|Colours||Black, gold, and white
|Nickname(s)||Ti-Cats, Tigers, Tabbies|
|Head coach||Kent Austin|
|General manager||Kent Austin|
|Grey Cup wins||1953, 1957, 1963, 1965
1967, 1972, 1986, 1999
|Mascot(s)||TC, Stripes & Pigskin Pete|
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a professional Canadian football team based in Hamilton, Ontario, founded in 1950 with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats. They are currently members of the East Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). The Tiger-Cats will play their 2013 home games at Alumni Stadium in Guelph, Ontario. Ivor Wynne Stadium, their home since the 1950 merger, closed after the team's last home game of 2012 to prepare for its demolition and replacement, which will not be ready until at least 2014.
Since the 1950 merger, the team has won the Grey Cup championship eight times, most recently in 1999. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club also recognizes all Grey Cups won by Hamilton-based teams as part of their history, which would bring their win total to 15 (the Hamilton Tigers with five, Hamilton Flying Wildcats with one and Hamilton Alerts also with one). However, the CFL does not recognize these wins under one franchise, rather as the individual franchises that won them. If one includes their historical lineage, Hamilton football clubs won league championships in every decade of the 20th century, a feat matched by only two other North American franchise in professional sports, the Triple-A Rochester Red Wings of the International League, and the Montreal Canadiens of the NHL. None of these teams won a championship in the first decade of the 21st century.
In their first forty years of existence, the Tiger-Cats were a model franchise, qualifying for the playoffs in all but three of those years and winning seven Grey Cup championships. They are one of only four teams in the modern era to win the Grey Cup at home and were the first to accomplish this when they did it in 1972. However, since 1990, they have missed the playoffs on ten occasions and have won just one Grey Cup in 1999. Their lowest moment came when they lost a Canadian Football League record 17 games in one season with just one win during their 2003 season. The franchise has started to return to prominence after qualifying for the post-season in each of the past three seasons.
Team facts 
- Formerly known as: The Hamilton Tigers and Hamilton Wildcats.
- Helmet design: Black background with a leaping tiger
- Uniform colours: Black, Gold and White
- Home stadium: Ivor Wynne Stadium (1950–2012), Hamilton Amateur Athletic Association Grounds (1872–1949), Alumni Stadium (interim) (2013), New Hamilton Stadium (2014–Future)
- Current Owner: Bob Young
- Eastern regular season championships: 21—1950, 1952, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1998, 1999
- Eastern Division championships: 18—1953, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1972, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1998, 1999
- Main Rivals: Toronto Argonauts (see Labour Day Classic), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (met eight times in Grey Cup games, seven other times in playoffs)
- 2012 Regular Season Record: 6 wins, 12 losses, 0 ties.
The owner/caretaker of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club is businessman Bob Young, who purchased the club on October 7, 2003. He was born in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada and graduated from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. His fortune was earned in the software industry and he is currently the owner and CEO of Lulu (company), a self-publishing web-site.
Executive Committee 
As of 2011 the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Executive Committee consisted of three people: Bob Young, Caretaker; Scott Mitchell, President and Doug Rye, Executive Vice President.
Franchise history 
Although the current Hamilton Tiger-Cats were only founded in 1950, football in Hamilton goes back much further than that. The history of Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club can be traced back to November 3, 1869 in a room above George Lee’s Fruit Store, when the Hamilton Football Club was formed. The Hamilton football club played their first game on December 18, 1869 against the 13th Battalion (now Royal Hamilton Light Infantry). In 1872, the Hamilton Football club began play at the Hamilton AAA Grounds and they became known as the Tigers in 1873.
The Hamilton Tigers began play in the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) in 1883 and won their first Canadian Dominion Football Championship in 1906 when the Tigers beat McGill University 29-3. The Tigers continued in the ORFU until 1907, when the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (IRFU) was formed. The IRFU later became known as the Big Four and eventually, the IRFU became the East division of the modern CFL in the 1950s. The Tigers faced stiff local competition with the ORFU's Hamilton Alerts who, in 1912, won the City of Hamilton its first Grey Cup, the trophy that was now awarded to the Canadian Dominion Football Champions, by beating the Toronto Argonauts 11–4.
In the following season (1913), the Tigers won their first of five Grey Cups when they beat the Toronto Parkdale Canoe Club by the lopsided margin of 44–2. The Alerts were refused entry into the ORFU in 1913 with many of its players opting to join the Tigers, while the Alerts gradually faded from existence. The Alerts gave way to a team under the name Hamilton Rowing Club from 1913–1915, who also played in the ORFU. 1914 saw the complete amalgamation of the Hamilton Alerts and the Hamilton Tigers and the football club continued playing under the name "Tigers". In 1915, in the final pre-war season, the Hamilton Tigers won their second Grey Cup.
After over a decade-long drought, the Hamilton Tigers won the Grey Cup championship game in 1928, 1929 and 1932. The 1941 season saw the Tigers suspend play for the remainder of World War II. The Hamilton Tigers folded, largely because a number of players had gone into the armed services. It is believed by some that the failure of the Tigers is what caused the IRFU to be dissolved, and the Eastern Rugby Football Union (ERFU) to be formed. Because of the absence of the Tigers, a new club called the Hamilton Wildcats were formed to play in the ORFU in 1941. The Wildcats were given permission to use players from the Hamilton Tigers, but not the traditional black and yellow colors of the Tigers. In 1943, the Hamilton Flying Wildcats, stocked with Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, won the 31st Grey Cup.
Things returned to normal in 1945 when the IRFU and the Hamilton Tigers resumed play while the Wildcats (no longer known as the Flying Wildcats) continued on in the ORFU. In 1948 the Hamilton Wildcats joined the IRFU to replace the Tigers who joined the Ontario Rugby Football Union. The Tigers and Wildcats switch of unions only lasted two years (1948–49) as both clubs struggled. At this time, the Tigers and Wildcats competed for fans, talent and bragging rights so vehemently that neither team could operate on a sound financial level. Consequently, The Tigers and Wildcats amalgamated in 1950 to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats that would compete in the IRFU. Under the guidance of prominent and distinguished local leaders such as Ralph "Super-Duper" Cooper and F.M. Gibson, it was decided that the two teams should merge as one that would represent Hamilton. Cooper was named team president and Carl Voyles served as head coach and general manager. A contest was held among the fans to determine the colors for the newly formed football club; the result was a combination of the two clubs' colors: yellow, black, red, white and blue. Over the years, the colors have evolved to gold, black and white and remain to this day. In 1950, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats begin play in Ivor Wynne Stadium.
Notable seasons 
League annals show Hamilton teams have won fifteen Grey Cups (8 in the modern era), and they are the only team in North American professional sports history to win a championship in every decade of the 20th Century.
A Steel Town dynasty (1950–1972) 
The Ti-Cats had great success throughout the 1950s and 1960s, in the 1950s and 1960s the club appeared in ten Grey Cups. They finished first in the East thirteen times from 1950 to 1972. During that same time span, they appeared in eleven Grey Cup finals winning the championship six times. Players, such as Angelo Mosca, Bernie Faloney, Joe Zuger and Garney Henley became football icons in the Steel City. Beginning in 1957 under coach Jim Trimble (who left the team after the 1962 season), the Tiger-Cats played in every national final through 1967, except for those of 1960 and 1966, winning 4 Cups (1957, 1963, 1965 and 1967).
1950 - 1955: The Carl M. Voyles era 
The hiring of Carl Voyles as Head coach and General manager in 1950 was the first course of action taken by the new Tiger-Cats football club. He was chosen because he had a successful background as a coach, but, more importantly, he was known for his organizational ability.
In 1953, under the leadership of then head coach Carl M. Voyles, the Tiger-Cats appeared in the Grey Cup game and defeated the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Tiger-Cats teams under Coach Voyles were augmented by some great American talent such as Vince Mazza, Edgar Jones, Jack Carpenter, Ralph Sazio, Bill Gregus, Stan Heath and Vince Scott.
1956 - 1962: The Jim Trimble, J.G. Gaudaur era 
The Ti-Cats first coach and general manager Carl M. Voyles retired after the 1955 season and a new head coach, Jim Trimble, and new general manager, J.G. Gaudaur, were appointed. Coach Trimble and Mr. Gaudaur continued the Tiger-Cats’ winning ways, appearing in five Grey Cup games in 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, and 1962.
In 1961, the Tiger-Cats became (and remain to this day) the only Canadian Football League team to have ever defeated a current National Football League team; on August 8, 1961, they defeated the Buffalo Bills by a score of 38–21 (at the time, Buffalo was still a part of the American Football League).
1963 - 1968: The Ralph J. Sazio era 
In 1963, Ralph J. Sazio, a player and assistant coach, was named the head coach when Jim Trimble moved to Montreal. The team’s winning ways continued and Sazio had an outstanding five years as head coach, appearing in the Grey Cup game four times and winning three championships.
1972 Grey Cup Champions 
In 1972, Jerry Williams was appointed head coach and, set a then team won-lost record of 11-3 and went on to win the Grey Cup. The 1972 Grey Cup was the 62nd and it was played in Hamilton. The Cats 1972 Grey Cup win, 13–10 over the Saskatchewan Roughriders, was led by two sensational rookies, Chuck Ealey who had an outstanding college career at the University of Toledo and Ian Sunter, an 18-year old kicker who booted the deciding field goal that gave Hamilton the cup.
During this era, the Tiger-Cats also became (and remain to this day) the only Canadian team to have ever defeated a current National Football League team; on August 8, 1961, they defeated the Buffalo Bills by a score of 38–21 (at the time, Buffalo was still a part of the American Football League).
Later years 
In 1973, former Head Coach and General Manager Ralph J. Sazio was elected president of the Hamilton Tiger-Cat Football Club and in May of that year the team was sold to Mr. Michael G. DeGroote, chairman and chief executive officer of Laidlaw Transportation Limited.
In 1978, Toronto Maple Leafs owner, Harold Ballard assumed ownership of the Tiger Cats. Ballard claimed to be losing a million dollars a year. The Tiger-Cats contended on and off during the rest of the 1970s and 1980s, reaching the Grey Cup final in 1980 and winning the East Division by a mile in 1981 with an 11–4–1 record under head coach Frank Kush, but were stunned by the Ottawa Rough Riders, who finished a distant second at 5–11, in the East final. The Tabbies' defense was very stout, talented and hungry that decade, led by standouts Grover Covington, Ben Zambiasi, Howard Fields and Mitchell Price. They were complemented very well on offense with quarterbacks Tom Clements and Mike Kerrigan throwing to Rocky DiPietro and Tony Champion leading to three straight trips to the Grey Cup in 1984, 1985 and 1986, the latter resulting in winning the title over the Edmonton Eskimos by a score of 39–15.
1984 - 1989: The Joe Zuger, Al Bruno era 
In 1984, the Tiger-Cats overcame early-season adversity to become the Eastern Division champions, with Joe Zuger as general manager and Al Bruno as head coach. The Tiger-Cats’ 1984 Grey Cup appearance was the team’s 13th since its inception in 1950.
In 1985, under the direction of general manager Joe Zuger and head coach Al Bruno, the team recorded its best record since 1982 and finished first in the Eastern Division. A win in Hamilton culminated with the Eastern Division championship. The team set two CFL records with 46 interceptions in a single season and 786 yards on interception returns in a single season.
In 1986, the Tiger-Cats played in the first regular-season overtime game in CFL history on Sept. 14, 1986 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders. The game ended in a 21-21 tie. The Ti-Cats owner Harold Ballard publicly called them a bunch of overpaid losers, during the 1986 CFL season. After the Tiger-Cats beat the Toronto Argonauts in the 1986 Eastern Final, Ballard said “You guys may still be overpaid, but after today, no one can call you losers.” A few days later, the Tiger-Cats won the 1986 Grey Cup by beating the Edmonton Eskimos 39–15; Ballard said it was worth every pennyIn 1986, The Tiger-Cats won the Grey Cup for the seventh time in modern history with their convincing win over the Edmonton Eskimos in the 74th Grey Cup.
In 1987, Head coach Al Bruno had a mild heart attack after a 6-6 start and Co-defensive coordinator Ted Schmitz was named the interim head coach and he guided the Tiger-Cats to a third-place finish with a 7-11 record. Head coach Al Bruno returned for the Eastern Division semi-final against the Toronto Argonauts on Nov. 15, which Hamilton lost 29-13.
In 1988, the Tiger-Cats finished in a second place tie with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Al Bruno completed his fifth full season as head coach and Joe Zuger continued as general manager.
On March 1, 1989, David Braley, president of Orlick Industries in Hamilton, purchased the Tiger-Cat franchise from Harold E. Ballard and Maple Leaf Gardens Limited. Mr. Braley became an active member and assumed the role of president of the new Hamilton Tiger-Cat Football Club. David Braley would eventually sell the team to a community-based group in 1992 due to continued poor attendance. The 1989 Tiger-Cats set team records with 12 wins in a season and 519 points scored in a single season, under the leadership of head coach Al Bruno and general manager Joe Zuger. The Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders played in the Grey Cup game in Toronto’s SkyDome and Saskatchewan won 43-40. Rocky DiPietro became the CFL career leader with 655 pass receptions.
1990 - 1997 the lean years 
The 1990s were marked by financial instability, and constant struggles on the field. Quarterback was a weak spot for the Ti-Cats, as the first half of the decade had names like Don McPherson, Damon Allen, Timm Rosenbach, Matt Dunigan, Lee Saltz and Todd Dillon taking their turns at the pivot. Despite the excellent play of Eastern All-Star Earl Winfield rewriting the team's record books for pass catching, Hamilton struggled to attract crowds to Ivor Wynne Stadium.
In 1990, the Tiger-Cats finished the regular season with a 6-12 record and missed the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.
In 1991, Head coach David Beckman was relieved of his duties after the Ticats lost their first eight games. John Gregory was appointed Tiger-Cat head coach. The Cats completed the season with a 3-15 record and missed the playoffs for the second consecutive season.
On July, 1992 David Braley turned the team over to a group of community representatives led by chairman Roger Yachetti John Gregory in his first full season as head coach in 1992 led the Ti-cats to an 11-7 record and second place in the Eastern Division. The Tiger-Cats hosted the Eastern semi-final and defeated Ottawa 29-28. In the Eastern final, Hamilton visited Winnipeg and lost to the Blue Bombers 59-11.
In 1993, the Ti-Cats finished second in the Eastern Division with a 6-12 record under director of football operations and head coach John Gregory. Hamilton hosted the Eastern semi-final and defeated Ottawa 21-10. In the Eastern final, the Tiger-Cats lost to the Blue Bombers 20-19 at Winnipeg Stadium. In October, businessman David Macdonald of Sanwa McCarthy Securities Limited, Toronto, assembled a limited partnership that raised three million dollars in operating capital for the team’s community ownership group.
The CFL imposed a strict set of four conditions in October, 1994 that the Tiger-Cats had to meet by Dec. 23, 1994 or the franchise would be revoked. The target of 12,500 season tickets was considered the most difficult condition and the daily update received a great deal of media attention. One week before the deadline, the Tiger-Cats announced at centre field of Ivor Wynne that 13,287 season tickets were sold and the 125-year old tradition of football in Hamilton was preserved. The DRIVE FOR ’95 was a resounding success because of the support of the alumni, business community, the City of Hamilton, the Region of Hamilton-Wentworth and, most importantly, the fans. The City of Hamilton was awarded the 1996 Grey Cup Game on August 9, 1994. It was Hamilton’s first chance to host the game since 1972. Head coach John Gregory was relieved of his duties Aug. 12 after a 1-5 start and was replaced by defensive co-ordinator Don Sutherin, a former Tiger-Cat player. In September, president John Michaluk resigned from his position. Sutherin coached the Tiger-Cats to a 4-14 record with several close losses and Hamilton was eliminated from the playoffs, losing the last game of the season on the last play.
In April, 1995 the franchise reverted back to private ownership as it was transferred from the community-based group led by Yachetti to a group headed by Toronto businessmen David Macdonald (chairman) and George Grant (vice-chairman). The Tiger-Cats enjoyed a solid season in 1995, improving to 8-10 and qualifying for the playoffs. The average attendance at home games was 21,568, for the highest total since the 1981.
In 1996, the Tiger-Cats finished 8-10 again and lost 21-11 to the Montreal Alouettes in the Eastern semi-final. The Grey Cup was played at Ivor Wynne Stadium for the first time since 1972 and the “Showdown in Steeltown” featured a great week of events and a terrific football game. The Toronto Argonauts defeated the Edmonton Eskimos 43-37 in a snowstorm, placing the 84th Grey Cup championship among the greatest games of all time.
In 1997, The Tiger-Cats struggled on the field with a 2-16 record, for their worst record in history. Head coach and director of football operations Don Sutherin was fired Aug. 11. Offensive line and special-teams coach Urban Bowman took over on an interim basis for the duration of the season.
1998 - 2003: The Ron Lancaster era 
In the 1998 with the arrival of head coach Ron Lancaster, the pitch-and-catch duo of Danny McManus and Darren Flutie, plus the pass rush abilities of Joe Montford the Tiger-Cats went back to being one of the CFL's elite teams, reaching the Grey Cup finals in 1998 and winning the cup the following year. The Tiger-Cats rebounded from the worst season in team history to the best regular-season record ever, posting the second greatest turnarounds in CFL history in the process. The Tiger-Cats had a 21-point improvement from to a 12-5-1 record. The Eastern Division final was played at Ivor Wynne Stadium for the first time since 1989 and the Ti-Cats had a 22-20 win over the Montreal Alouettes. Paul Osbaldiston kicked a 54-yard field goal with no time left, tying the CFL playoff record for the longest field goal, to send the Tiger-Cats to Winnipeg for the team’s first Grey Cup appearance since 1989. Hamilton lost 26-24 to the Calgary Stampeders in the 86th Grey Cup on a 35-yard field goal by Mark McLoughlin with no time left that decided the outcome.
In 1999, the Tiger-Cats finished second in the Eastern Division with an 11-7 record, two points behind the Montreal Alouettes. In the Eastern semi-final, the Ti-cats defeated Toronto 27-6 at Ivor Wynne Stadium. The Tiger-Cats beat Montreal 27-26 in the Eastern final at Percival Molson Stadium in Montreal. Finally, after a 13-year drought, the Tiger-Cats won the Grey Cup 32-21 over Calgary at B.C. Place Stadium. The city of Hamilton won their fifteenth Grey Cup, and became the only team in North American professional sports history to win a championship in every decade of the 20th Century!
In 2000, the Tiger-Cats finished second in the East with a 9-9-0 record, including two overtime losses, for 20 points. They lost to Winnipeg 22-20 in the Eastern semi-final.
In 2001, the Tiger-Cats were second in the East for the third straight time, at 11-7-0. They defeated Montreal 24-12 in the division semi-final at Ivor Wynne Stadium, then lost to Winnipeg 28-13 in the East final in Winnipeg.
In 2002, the Ti-Cats finished 7-11 and third in the East Division and missed the Playoffs.
In 2003, the Ti-Cats finished 1-17 and fourth 4th in the East Division and once again missed Playoffs. Ron Lancaster was replaced as Head coach after the 2003 season. In October 2003, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats was purchased by Ancaster native Bob Young.
2004–present: Bob Young Era 
Native Hamiltonian Bob Young has owned the Tiger-Cats since 2004, and although the team has had a resurgence in home attendance, corporate sponsorship plus a brand new "Tiger Vision" scoreboard at Ivor Wynne, it has struggled with its on-field performance.
In 2004, Bob Young hired local McMaster Marauders coach Greg Marshall (running back) and the 2004 Tiger-Cats finished the season 9-8-1 and clinched a playoff berth before bowing out in the East Semi-Final 24-6 to the Toronto Argonauts. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats drew over 250,000 fans to Ivor Wynne Stadium for the first time in the illustrious 135-year history in 2004.
Last place finishes both in 2005 (5–13) and 2006 (4–14), have resulted in an overhaul of the coaching staff for 2007. The moves still did not immediately help, as the team continued to lag in last place in 2007 and 2008 despite numerous apparent upgrades. In 2009, their fortunes turned around when they finished in second place in the East, qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in several years. However, they failed to win the Grey Cup, marking the 2000s as the first decade since the 1890s that Hamilton failed to win a national championship.
On August 31, 2011, the Tiger-Cats announced plans to close Ivor Wynne Stadium at the end of the 2012 season and begin play in the long-planned Pan American Stadium in 2014. On November 20, 2012, the Tiger-Cats announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to play most of their 2013 schedule at a renovated Alumni Stadium in Guelph. The decision came after scouting and considering several other venues within and outside the region. Ron Joyce Stadium, the nearest available stadium, ruled itself out in June 2012. One of the 2013 games will be played in Moncton as part of Touchdown Atlantic.
The Tiger-Cats logo for many decades was an exact reverse of the Princeton University Tigers athletic logo. The artwork for the original "leaping tiger" is claimed by Hamilton. Both logos have since been revised or replaced.
Since 1873, the arch-rivals of the Tiger-Cats have been the Toronto Argonauts. The first ever meeting between the two teams took place on October 18, 1873 at the University of Toronto where the Argonauts defeated the Hamilton Football Club by a Goal and a Try to Nil. Hamilton and Toronto are merely 51 km apart along the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) highway and are currently the only CFL teams in Ontario. Since 1996, the two teams have played each other every year at Hamilton's Ivor Wynne Stadium during the Labour Day Classic, with the 2011 season and the coming 2013 season being the recent exceptions. On some occasions, the two teams would have a rematch the following week at Toronto's Rogers Centre. There have been 15 playoff match-ups between the two, with Toronto holding a 10-5 advantage. On November 14, 2010, the Tiger-Cats were defeated by the Toronto Argonauts in the East Division Semi-Final game in the first playoff meeting between the two teams since 2004.
Corus Radio Hamilton is the official radio broadcast rights holder for the Tiger-Cats and they have been the official voice for CFL football in the Greater Hamilton Area for over 40 years. AM900 CHML, together with brother station Y108, offers coverage of all Tiger-Cats games, including pre-season games. Hamilton Tiger-Cats games broadcasted on CHML or anchored by the announcers team of Rick Zamperin, John Salavantis, and Matt Holmes. Zamperin, CHML's sports director, became the play-by-play announcer in 2007 after six seasons as sideline reporter. Color commentator John Salavantis is a former football coach with the Tiger-Cats, Ottawa Rough Riders, Montreal Machine, and the Ottawa University Braves. CHML's Matt Holmes is the pre-game show host and sideline reporter. The post-game show, "The Fifth Quarter", is hosted by Ted Michaels.
Tiger-Cats radio announcers 
|Years||Flagship station||Play-by-Play||Color Commentator|
|1960–66||CHML||Norm Marshall||Perc Allen|
|1967–77||CHML||Perc Allen||John Michaluk|
|1978||CJJD||John Badham||John Barrow|
|1979–83||CHAM||Norm Marshall||Bobby Dawson|
|1984–87||CHML||Perc Allen||John Michaluk|
|1988–92||CHML||Bob Bratina||John Michaluk|
|1993||CHML||Bob Bratina||John Salavantis and Bob Hooper|
|1994||CHML||Bob Bratina||John Bonk|
|1995||CHML||Bob Bratina||Bob Hooper|
|1996||CHML||Bob Bratina||Russ Jackson|
|1997–2001||CHML||Bob Hooper||Russ Jackson|
|2002||CHML||Bob Bratina||Guest Analysts|
|2003||CHML||Bob Bratina||John Salavantis|
|2004–06||CHML||Tim Micallef||John Salavantis|
|2007||CHML||Rick Zamperin||John Salavantis|
|2008||CHML/CJXY||Rick Zamperin||Ron Lancaster|
|2009–present||CHML||Rick Zamperin||John Salavantis|
Players and coaches of note 
Canadian Football Hall of Famers 
- Damon Allen
- Harold Ballard
- John Barrow
- Paul Bennett
- John Bonk
- Dieter Brock
- Less Browne
- Tom Clements
- Bernie Custis
- Tommy Joe Coffey
- Grover Covington
- Rocky DiPietro
- Matt Dunigan
- Terry Evanshen
- Bernie Faloney
- Darren Flutie
- Tony Gabriel
- Jake Gaudaur
- Ed George
- Tommy Grant
- Garney Henley
- Jerry Keeling
- Ellison Kelly
- Ron Lancaster
- Danny McManus
- Joe Montford
- Angelo Mosca
- Ray Nettles
- Peter Neumann
- Hal Patterson
- Ralph Sazio
- Vince Scott
- Don Sutherin
- Terry Vaughn
- Ben Zambiasi
Current Roster 
Current Front office and coaching staff 
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Staff
Special Teams Coaches
Head coaches 
- Carl Voyles (1950–1955)
- Jim Trimble (1956–1962)
- Ralph Sazio (1963–1967)
- Joe Restic (1968–1970)
- Al Dorow (1971)
- Jerry Williams (1972–1975)
- George Dickson (1976)
- Bob Shaw (1976–1977)
- Tom Dimitroff, Sr. (1978)
- John Payne (1978–1980)
- Frank Kush (1981)
- Bud Riley (1982–1983)
- Al Bruno (1983–1987)
- Ted Schmitz (interim) (1987)
- Al Bruno (1987–1990)
- David Beckman (1990–1991)
- John Gregory (1991–1994)
- Don Sutherin (1994–1997)
- Urban Bowman (interim) (1997)
- Ron Lancaster (1998–2003)
- Greg Marshall (2004–2006)
- Ron Lancaster (interim) (2006)
- Charlie Taaffe (2007–2008)
- Marcel Bellefeuille (2008–2011)
- George Cortez (2012)
- Kent Austin (2013–present)
General Managers 
- Carl M. Voyles (1950-1955)
- Jake Gaudaur (1956-1967)
- Ralph Sazio (1968-1975)
- Bob Shaw (1976-1979)
- Ralph Sazio (1979-1981)
- Joe Zuger (1981-1992)
- John Gregory (1993-1994)
- Don Sutherin (1994-1996)
- Neil Lumsden (1997-2000)
- Ron Lancaster (2001-2003) - Director of Football Operations
- Alan Ford (2003) - Interim GM From Aug 23 2003 - End of 2003 CFL Season
- Ron Lancaster (2004-2005)
- Rob Katz (2005-2006)
- Marcel Desjardins (2006-2007)
- Bob O'Billovich (2008-2012)
- Kent Austin (2013-present)
See also 
- Hamilton Tiger-Cats all-time records and statistics
- Canadian Football Hall of Fame
- Canadian football
- Comparison of Canadian and American football
- List of Canadian Football League seasons
- Oski Yell
- Oldest football clubs
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