Saint Mary's Huskies football

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Saint Mary's Huskies
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Saint Mary's Huskies logo
First season1956
Athletic directorScott Gray
Head coachJames Colzie III
4th year, 17–15–0  (.531)
Other StaffFrantz Clarkson (Co-Defensive Coordinator)
Corey Goff (Offensive Coordinator)
Home StadiumHuskies Stadium
Year built1970
Stadium capacity1100[1]
Stadium surfaceFieldTurf
LocationHalifax, Nova Scotia
LeagueU Sports
ConferenceAUS (1999 - present)
Past associationsAUAA (1974-1998)
All-time record246–142 (.634)
Postseason record– 
Tournaments
Vanier Cups3
1973, 2001, 2002
Uteck Bowls2
2003, 2007
Churchill Bowls1
2002
Atlantic Bowls7
1964, 1973, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001
Jewett Trophies24
1964, 1965, 1968, 1971,
1972, 1973, 1974, 1987,
1988, 1989, 1990, 1992
1993, 1994, 1999, 2000,
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004,
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Hec Crighton winners4
Chris Flynn (3), Erik Glavic
Current uniform
ColoursMaroon, White, and Black
              
OutfitterAdidas
Websitesmu.ca

The Saint Mary's Huskies football team represents Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia in the sport of Canadian football in U Sports. The program has been the most successful in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, reaching the Vanier Cup championship game nine times and winning three times (1973, 2001, 2002), both marks being the highest in the AUS. The program also has the most Jewett Trophy conference championships, winning 24 times in 32 appearances.

They would become the third university to win back-to-back championships (2001 & 2002) and the first of three universities to appear in at least three consecutive championship tournaments (2001–2003). The second being the Saskatchewan Huskies (2004–2006) and the third being the Laval Rouge et Or (2010–2013). As of 2018, the Huskies are the last AUS team to have both appeared in a Vanier Cup (2007) and to have won a Vanier Cup (2002).

The Hec Crighton Trophy was awarded four times to Saint Mary's Huskies players; three times to Chris Flynn (1988, 1989, 1990) and once to Erik Glavic in 2007. Flynn is the only player to have won the league MVP award three times and in 2011, he became the first player inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame based solely on a university career.[2]

Recent coaching history[edit]

Steve Sumarah was the head coach of the Huskies for six seasons from 2006 to 2011 and had his teams achieve four first-place finishes, along with one Vanier Cup appearance in 2007. He was fired on Dec. 5, 2011.[3] Perry Marchese was hired as his replacement on February 17, 2012.[4] Marchese had a record of 8-24 over four seasons and was replaced with James Colzie in 2016.

Recent season results[edit]

Season Games Won Lost OTL PCT PF PA Standing Playoffs
2001 8 8 0 0 1.000 480 35 1st in AUS Defeated Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 38-7
Defeated Laval Rouge et Or in Atlantic Bowl 48-8
Defeated Manitoba Bisons in 37th Vanier Cup 42-16
2002 8 6 2 0 0.750 313 110 1st in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 63-14
Defeated Simon Fraser Clan in Churchill Bowl 36-25
Defeated Saskatchewan Huskies in 38th Vanier Cup 33-21
2003 8 7 1 0 0.875 338 128 1st in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 36-12
Defeated Simon Fraser Clan in Uteck Bowl 60-9
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in 39th Vanier Cup 14-7
2004 8 5 3 0 0.625 215 131 1st in AUS Defeated Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 24-7
Lost to Saskatchewan Huskies in Mitchell Bowl 31-16
2005 8 4 4 0 0.500 225 175 3rd in AUS Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 47-29
2006 8 4 4 0.500 189 130 2nd in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 24-6
Lost to Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 32-24
2007 8 7 1 0.875 352 171 1st in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 25-24
Defeated Laval Rouge et Or in Uteck Bowl 24-2
Lost to Manitoba Bisons in 43rd Vanier Cup
2008 8 7 1 0.875 259 168 1st in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 29-27
Lost to Western Ontario Mustangs in Mitchell Bowl 28-12
2009 8 7 1 0.875 266 119 1st in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 31-22
Lost to Calgary Dinos in Uteck Bowl 38-14
2010 8 5 3 0.625 228 124 1st in AUS Defeated Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 37-8
Lost to Calgary Dinos in Mitchell Bowl 35-8
2011 8 6 2 0.750 296 130 2nd in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 25-2
Lost to Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 39-20
2012 8 3 5 0.375 189 126 2nd in AUS Defeated Mount Allison Mounties in semi-final 49-11
Lost to Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 17-9
2013 8 5 3 0.625 128 134 2nd in AUS Lost to Mount Allison Mounties in Loney Bowl 20-17
2014 8 0 8 0.000 59 282 4th in AUS Out of playoffs
2015 8 0 8 0.000 72 281 4th in AUS Out of playoffs
2016 8 2 6 0.250 126 239 4th in AUS Out of playoffs
2017 8 5 3 0.625 209 149 2nd in AUS Defeated St. Francis Xavier X-Men in semi-final 16-15
Lost to Acadia Axemen in Loney Bowl 45-38[5]
2018 8 7 1 0.875 188 141 1st in AUS Lost to St. Francis Xavier X-Men in Loney Bowl 33-9
2019 8 3 5 0.375 159 190 4th in AUS Out of playoffs

Championships[edit]

National Championships[edit]

Vanier Cup[edit]

Semi-Final Championships[edit]

Uteck Bowl[edit]

Mitchell Bowl[edit]

Churchill Bowl[edit]

Atlantic Bowl[edit]

  • Champions: 1964, 1973, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2001
  • Runner Up: 1968, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1987, 1989, 1993, 1994, 2000

Conference Championships[edit]

Jewett Trophy (Loney Bowl)[edit]

The Huskies have also been victorious in the Atlantic Conference Championship a record 24 times with their last coming in the 2010 season.[6]

Huskies in the CFL[edit]

As of the end of the 2019 CFL season, six former Huskies players are on CFL teams' rosters:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huskies Stadium - About the Facility
  2. ^ Chris Flynn, Gino Fracas enter Hall of Fame
  3. ^ http://thechronicleherald.ca/sports/39681-sumarah-dumped-saint-marys-football-coach Sumarah fired as Saint Mary's football coach
  4. ^ Marchese Named Football Huskies Head Coach
  5. ^ "Acadia defeats SMU in Loney Bowl after days of controversy". CBC News. Retrieved 2017-11-14.
  6. ^ "Atlantic University Sport Men's Football Past Champions". Atlantic University Sport. 2011. Archived from the original on 2008-10-15. Retrieved 2011-11-19.

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