John Salavantis

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John Salavantis
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born North Adams, Massachusetts
Playing career
1962–1965 Ottawa
Position(s) Offensive lineman
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1975–1977 Independence JC
1978 Ottawa
1985–1990 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (assistant)
1991 Montreal Machine (OL)
1993 Ottawa Rough Riders (WR)
1994–1997 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (OL)
2006 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (OL)
Head coaching record
Overall 7–3 (.700)
Accomplishments and honors
First team All-KCAC (1965)

John Salavantis was the 22nd head college football coach for the Ottawa University Braves located in Ottawa, Kansas and he held that position for the 1978 season. His career coaching record at Ottawa was 7 wins, 3 losses, and 0 ties. This ranks him 20th at Ottawa in total wins and fifth at Ottawa in winning percentage (0.700).[1]

He later served as an assistant coach in the Canadian Football League. Currently, Salavantis serves as the radio colour analyst on AM 900 CHML for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.


  1. ^ "2012 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Ottawa Braves. p. 7. Retrieved February 26, 2013. [permanent dead link]