List of Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coaches

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a professional Canadian football team based in Hamilton, Ontario, and are members of the East Division in the Canadian Football League (CFL).

The Tiger-Cats were founded in 1950, with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats. Since the merger, the team has appeared in 17 Grey Cup finals, and has won eight championships. The current Tiger-Cats head coach is Kent Austin.

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Head coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are current through the end of the 2011 CFL season.

 # Name Term[b]  GC  W  L  T  PTS  Win%  PGC  PW  PL  PT  PWin% Achievements[1]
1 Voyles, Carl M.Carl M. Voyles 19501955 76 48 27 1 97 .640 15 6 9 0 .400 41st Grey Cup championship
2 Trimble, JimJim Trimble 19561962 98 60 36 2 122 .625 18 10 8 0 .556 1961 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
46th Grey Cup championship
3 Sazio, RalphRalph Sazio 19631967 70 49 20 1 99 .710 15 9 5 1 .643 1964 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
51st Grey Cup championship
53rd Grey Cup championship
55th Grey Cup championship
4 Restic, JoeJoe Restic 19681970 42 22 17 3 47 .564 4 0 4 0 .000
5 Dorow, AlAl Dorow 1971 14 7 7 0 14 .500 3 1 1 1 .500
6 Williams, JerryJerry Williams 19721975 60 30 29 1 61 .508 4 2 2 0 .500 60th Grey Cup championship
7 Dickson, GeorgeGeorge Dickson[2] 1976 2 0 2 0 0 .000
8 Shaw, BobBob Shaw 19761977 30 13 17 0 26 .433 2 1 1 0 .500 1976 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
9 Dimitroff, Sr., TomTom Dimitroff, Sr.[3] 1978 5 1 3 1 3 .250
10 Payne, JohnJohn Payne 19781980 43 18 24 1 37 .429 4 1 3 0 .250
11 Kush, FrankFrank Kush 1981 16 11 4 1 23 .733 1 0 1 0 .000
12 Riley, BudBud Riley 19821983 28 12 15 1 25 .444 1 0 1 0 .000
13 Bruno, AlAl Bruno 19831987 62 29 31 2 60 .483 9 5 4 0 .555 1986 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
74th Grey Cup championship
14 Schmitz, TedTed Schmitz 1987 6 1 5 0 2 .167 1 0 1 0 .000
Bruno, AlAl Bruno 19881990 48 25 23 0 50 .521 4 2 2 0 .500
15 Beckman, DavidDavid Beckman 19901991 14 2 12 0 4 .143
16 Gregory, JohnJohn Gregory 19911994 52 21 31 0 42 .404 4 2 2 0 .500
17 Sutherin, DonDon Sutherin 19941997 67 20 47 0 40 .298 2 0 2 0 .000
18 Bowman, UrbanUrban Bowman 1997 11 1 11 0 2 .091
19 Lancaster, RonRon Lancaster 19982003 108 51 56 1 103 .477 8 5 3 0 .625 1998 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
87th Grey Cup championship
20 Marshall, GregGreg Marshall 20042006 40 14 25 1 29 .359 1 0 1 0 .000 2004 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
Lancaster, RonRon Lancaster 2006 14 4 10 0 8 .286
21 Taaffe, CharlieCharlie Taaffe 20072008 28 5 23 0 10 .179
22 Bellefeuille, MarcelMarcel Bellefeuille 20082011 62 27 35 0 54 .435 4 1 3 0 .250
23 Cortez, GeorgeGeorge Cortez 2012 18 6 12 0 12 .333
24 Austin, KentKent Austin 2013–present 0 .000 0 .000

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Tiger-Cats. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Each year is linked to an article about that particular CFL season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coach of the Year". Canadian Football League. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ Bob Hughes (January 20, 1977). "CFL coaching survivors honor Bob Shaw". The Leader-Post. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  3. ^ Turchansky, Ray (September 11, 1978). "Leo Cahill may surface in Hamilton". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 3 July 2011.