Ottawa Sooners

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Ottawa Sooners
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City CanadaOttawa, Ontario, Canada
League Canadian Junior Football League (1960–1995), (2009-)
Quebec Junior Football League (1996–2008)
Founded 1960
Championships CJFL - 1974, 1979, 1984, 1992
QJFL - 1997, 2001, 2002
Colours Black, Orange and White               
Home field Keith Harris Stadium

The Ottawa Sooners are a Canadian football team based in Ottawa. The team plays in the Ontario Football Conference of the Canadian Junior Football League. The team had achieved success during its play in the CJFL, winning a total of 4 National Championships (1974, 1979, 1984 and 1992). After 35 years of competition (1960–1995) in the CJFL, the Sooners moved to the Quebec Junior Football League for the beginning of the 1996 season. There, the Sooners would win 3 Manson Cup Championships (1997, 2001 and 2002). The Sooners rejoined the CJFL for the start of the 2009 season. The Sooners have a long history in the city of Ottawa, and while playing in the QJFL they had developed a good rivalry with the now defunct Ottawa Junior Riders. The Sooners are now the only junior football club in Ottawa.

The Sooners play home games at Keith Harris Stadium located on the campus of Carleton University, but previously played at the Nepean Sportsplex.

Coaches[edit]

2014-now - John Buck
2011–2013 - Matt Murfitt
2009–2011 - Andy McEvoy
2003-2008 - Mike McCarthy
2001-2002 - Barry Gregory
2000 - Carlo Disipio
1998-1999 - Mark Damiano
1996-1997 - Frank Farinaccio
1995 - Mike Morris
1994 - Wayne Giardino
1991-1993 - Greg Marshall
1989-1990 - Bob Stephen
1988 - Denis Benoit
1987 - Chris Thompson
1985-1986 - Bob St. George
1982-1984 - Jim Daley
1976-1981 - Ace Powell
1975 Gene Robillard
1972-1974 - Jim Chiarelli
1971 - Matt Anthony
1967-1970 - Don Holtby
1966 - Jock Simpson
1965 - Jack Donaghy
1962-1964 - Don Holtby
1960-1961 - Bruce Hamilton

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