List of Canadian Football League head coaches by wins

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Wally Buono is the all-time winningest coach in the Canadian Football League.

This article contains a list of all Canadian Football League head coaches by regular season wins. This list is current through the close of the 2016 regular season.

This list also includes coaches who coached in the CFL's predecessor leagues, the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union (CFL East Division) and the Western Interprovincial Football Union (CFL West Division).

Wally Buono is the all-time leader in both wins and losses and he is also the active leader in the categories following his return to coaching in 2016. Ten coaches have more than 100 wins and only Buono and Don Matthews have more than 200.

As of 2018, the active head coach closest to surpassing 100 wins is Chris Jones, who has 53 wins and 37 losses. Marc Trestman had 72, but was relieved of coaching duties by the Toronto Argonauts at season's end.[1]

Head coaches with 100 or more wins[edit]

Key
Elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
* Denotes active head coach
Coaches ranked by regular-season wins, then winning percentage
Rank Coach Seasons Teams Team
Wins
Team
Losses
Team
Ties
Career
Wins
Career
Losses
Ties Pct Ref.
1 Wally Buono* 1990–2002 Calgary Stampeders 153 79 2 282 165 3 .630 [2]
2003–11, 2016–18 BC Lions 129 86 1
2 Don Matthews 1983–1987 BC Lions 56 23 1 231 133 1 .634 [3]
1990, 1996–98, 2008 Toronto Argonauts 49 31 0
1991–93 Saskatchewan Roughriders 25 22 0
1994–95 Baltimore Stallions 27 9 0
1999–2000 Edmonton Eskimos 16 20 0
2002–06 Montreal Alouettes 58 28 0
3 Frank Clair 1950–54 Toronto Argonauts 31 31 2 147 106 7 .579 [4]
1956–69 Ottawa Rough Riders 116 75 5
4 Ron Lancaster 1979–80 Saskatchewan Roughriders 4 28 0 142 137 1 .509 [5]
1991–97 Edmonton Eskimos 83 43 0
1998–2003, 2006 Hamilton Tiger-Cats 55 66 1
5 Eagle Keys 1959–63 Edmonton Eskimos 38 40 2 131 107 8 .549 [6]
1965–70 Saskatchewan Roughriders 68 25 3
1971–75 BC Lions 25 42 3
6 Ray Jauch 1970–76 Edmonton Eskimos 65 43 4 127 94 4 .573 [7]
1978–82 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 45 35 0
1994–95 Saskatchewan Roughriders 17 19 0
7 Dave Ritchie 1993–95 BC Lions 31 22 1 108 76 3 .586 [8]
1997–98 Montreal Alouettes 25 10 1
1999–2004 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 52 44 1
8 Bob O'Billovich 1982–89, 1993–95 Toronto Argonauts 89 79 3 107 104 3 .507 [9]
1990–92 BC Lions 18 25 0
9 John Hufnagel 2008–15 Calgary Stampeders 102 41 1 102 41 1 .712 [10]
10 Bud Grant 1957–66 Winnipeg Blue Bombers 102 56 2 102 56 2 .644 [11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New captans of the ship:Popp, Trestman reunite to lead Argos
  2. ^ "Wally Buono coaching record". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  3. ^ "Don Matthews coaching record". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "Frank Clair search results". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ron Lancaster search results". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  6. ^ "Eagle Keys search results". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Ray Jauch coaching record". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Dave Ritchie search results". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "Bob O'Billovich search results". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "John Hufnagel search results". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  11. ^ "Bud Grant search results". justsportsstats.com. Retrieved March 3, 2017.

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