List of Toronto Argonauts head coaches

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Michael "Pinball" Clemons won the most recent Grey Cup for the Argonauts in 2004.

The Toronto Argonauts are a professional Canadian football team based in Toronto, Ontario, and are members of the East Division in the Canadian Football League (CFL).

The franchise was founded as in 1873 and was a founding member of the Ontario Rugby Football Union in 1883 and of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union in 1907. In their 137-year history, the team has appeared in 21 Grey Cup finals, and has won a league-high 15 championships. The franchise has had 42 head coaches in its history.[1] The current Argonauts head coach is Scott Milanovich, the current general manager is Jim Barker, and the current owner is David Braley.[2]

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Head coaches[edit]

Chaucer Elliott coached for two stints with the Argonauts, including their last season in the ORFU in 1906.
Adam Rita won the Grey Cup for the Argonauts in 1991.

Note: Statistics are current through the end of the 2014 CFL season.

 # Name[c] Term[b]  GC  W  L  T  PTS  Win%  PGC  PW  PL  PWin% Achievements[5][4]

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1 Glazebrook, H.T.H.T. Glazebrook 1873-1874
2 Lambe, H.H. Lambe 1875
3 Perram, W. H.W. H. Perram 1876-1877
4 Bedford, Bedford 1878
5 Murphy, OrvilleOrville Murphy 1880-1881
6 Blake, HumeHume Blake 1882
7 Campbell, A.H.A.H. Campbell 1883
- Blake, HumeHume Blake 1884
8 Muntz, RupertRupert Muntz 1885-1886
9 Smith, HughHugh Smith 1887-1890
10 Bayley, R.R. Bayley 1891-1892
11 Wood, BillyBilly Wood 1893
12 Wright, Sr., JoeJoe Wright, Sr. 1894-1900
14 Kent, PudPud Kent 1901-1903
15 Thompson, FredFred Thompson 1904-1905
16 Elliott, ChaucerChaucer Elliott 1906 6 4 2 0 8 .667
17 Russell, FredFred Russell/Kent, ArtArt Kent 19071909 18 3 15 0 6 .167
- Elliott, ChaucerChaucer Elliott 1910 6 3 3 0 6 .500
18 Foulds, BillyBilly Foulds 1911 6 5 1 0 10 .833 2 1 1 .500
19 Newton, JackJack Newton 1912 6 5 1 0 10 .833 2 1 1 .500
20 Binkley, RossRoss Binkley 1913 6 3 3 0 6 .500
- Foulds, BillyBilly Foulds 1914 6 5 1 0 10 .833 3 3 0 1.000 6th Grey Cup championship
21 Foulds, BillyBilly Foulds†/Coryell, WarrenWarren Coryell 1915 6 4 2 0 8 .667
22 McEvenue, SincSinc McEvenue 1919 6 3 3 0 6 .500
23 Rodden, MikeMike Rodden 1920 6 5 1 0 10 .833 2 1 1 .500
- McEvenue, SincSinc McEvenue 1921 6 6 0 0 12 1.000 3 3 0 1.000 9th Grey Cup championship
24 O'Connor, JackJack O'Connor 19221925 24 14 7 3 31 .646 2 1 1 .500
- Rodden, MikeMike Rodden 1926 6 3 3 0 6 .500
25 Knight, FrankFrank Knight 19271928 12 3 7 2 8 .333
26 McKenna, BuckBuck McKenna 19291932 24 13 10 1 27 .563
27 Hayman, LewLew Hayman 19331941 57 40 15 2 82 .719 20 12 8 .600 21st Grey Cup championship
25th Grey Cup championship
26th Grey Cup championship
28 Morris, TedTed Morris 19451949 54 29 21 4 62 .574 11 10 1 .909 33rd Grey Cup championship
34th Grey Cup championship
35th Grey Cup championship
29 Clair, FrankFrank Clair 19501954 64 31 31 2 64 .500 11 8 3 .727 38th Grey Cup championship
40th Grey Cup championship
30 Swiacki, BillBill Swiacki 19551956 26 8 10 0 16 .444 2 1 1 .500
31 Pool, HampHamp Pool 19571959 32 9 23 0 18 .281
32 Owen, SteveSteve Owen 1959 10 3 7 0 6 .500
33 Agase, LouLou Agase 19601962 31 17 13 1 35 .565 5 2 3 .400
34 Wirkowski, NobbyNobby Wirkowski 19621964 39 11 28 0 14 .282
35 Shaw, BobBob Shaw 19651966 28 8 20 0 16 .286
36 Cahill, LeoLeo Cahill 19671972 84 45 38 1 91 .542 10 6 4 .400 1971 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
37 Rauch, JohnJohn Rauch 19731974 21 10 9 2 22 .524 1 0 1 .000
38 Moss, JoeJoe Moss 1974 9 3 5 1 7 .389
39 Jackson, RussRuss Jackson 19751976 32 12 18 2 26 .406
- Cahill, LeoLeo Cahill 19771978 25 9 16 0 18 .360 1 0 1 .000
40 Riley, BudBud Riley 1978 7 1 6 0 2 .143
41 Gregg, ForrestForrest Gregg 1979 16 5 11 0 10 .313
42 Wood, WillieWillie Wood 19801981 26 6 20 0 12 .231
43 Hudspeth, TommyTommy Hudspeth 1981 6 2 4 0 4 .333
44 O'Billovich, BobBob O'Billovich 19821989 136 78 55 3 36 .585 12 6 6 .500 1982 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
1987 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
71st Grey Cup championship
45 Matthews, DonDon Matthews 1990 18 10 8 0 20 .556 2 1 1 .500
46 Rita, AdamAdam Rita 19911992 29 16 13 0 32 .552 2 2 0 1.000 1991 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
79th Grey Cup championship
47 Meyer, DennisDennis Meyer 19921993 17 4 13 0 10 .235
- O'Billovich, BobBob O'Billovich 19931994 26 9 17 0 18 .346 1 0 1 .000
48 Faragalli, MikeMike Faragalli 1995 9 2 7 0 4 .222
- O'Billovich, BobBob O'Billovich 1995 9 2 7 0 4 .222
- Matthews, DonDon Matthews 19961998 54 39 15 0 78 .722 5 4 1 .800 1997 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
84th Grey Cup championship
85th Grey Cup championship
49 Barker, JimJim Barker 1999 18 9 9 0 18 .500 1 0 1 .000
50 Huard, JohnJohn Huard 2000 8 1 6 1 3 .189
51 Clemons, MichaelMichael Clemons 20002001 29 13 15 1 27 .466
52 Etcheverry, GaryGary Etcheverry 2002 12 4 8 0 8 .333
- Clemons, MichaelMichael Clemons 20022007 96 55 40 1 27 .578 12 5 7 .417 92nd Grey Cup championship
53 Stubler, RichRich Stubler 2008 10 4 6 0 8 .400
- Matthews, DonDon Matthews 2008 8 0 8 0 0 .000
54 Andrus, BartBart Andrus 2009 18 3 15 0 6 .167
- Barker, JimJim Barker 20102011 36 15 21 0 30 .417 2 1 1 .500 2010 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
55 Milanovich, ScottScott Milanovich 2012–present 54 28 26 0 56 .519 3 3 1 .750 2013 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
100th Grey Cup championship

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Argonauts. 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.
  • c Entries prior to 1907 are taken from "Year-By-Year History" in the references. A consolidated list after 1907 is listed at "Toronto Argonauts All-Time Coaching."

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