List of Toronto Argonauts head coaches

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Marc Trestman is the current head coach of the Toronto Argonauts.

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 Marc Trestman, the current general manager is Jim Popp, and the current owners are Bell Canada and Larry Tanenbaum.[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.
Michael "Pinball" Clemons won the Grey Cup for the Argonauts in 2004.

Note: Statistics are current through the end of the 2016 CFL season.

 # Name[c] Term[b]  GC  W  L  T  PTS  W%  PGC  PW  PL  PW% Achievements[5][4]
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 Highsmith, WallyWally Highsmith (interim) 20002000 2 1 1 0 2 .500
52 Clemons, MichaelMichael Clemons 20002001 26 12 14 0 24 .462
53 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
54 Stubler, RichRich Stubler 2008 10 4 6 0 8 .400
- Matthews, DonDon Matthews 2008 8 0 8 0 0 .000
55 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
56 Milanovich, ScottScott Milanovich 20122016 90 43 47 0 86 .478 5 3 2 .600 2012 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
100th Grey Cup championship
57 Trestman, MarcMarc Trestman 2017–present 0

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  • 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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