|Born:||May 24, 1956|
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
|1980–1983||Saskatchewan Huskies (AC)|
|1984–2016||Saskatchewan Huskies (HC)|
|Awards||1994 CIS Coach of the Year|
|Honours||3× Vanier Cup champion – (1990, 1996, 1998)|
Brian Towriss (born May 24, 1956)is the former head coach for the University of Saskatchewan's football team, the Saskatchewan Huskies. Towriss became Saskatchewan's head coach in 1984 and became CIS football's winningest head coach in 2011, surpassing Larry Haylor with his 170th overall win. He resigned as head coach on December 19, 2016 with a U Sports football record 196 wins and 315 games coached. He also holds the record for most appearances as a head coach in the Vanier Cup with nine, having won three of those in 1990, 1996, 1998. Collegiately, he also played CIS football for the Saskatchewan Huskies. He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2017 as a builder.
The Vanier Cup is the championship of Canadian university football. It is organized by U Sports football and is currently played between the winners of the Uteck Bowl and the Mitchell Bowl. It is named after Georges Vanier, the former Governor General of Canada and was first awarded in 1965 to the winner of an invitational event contested between two teams that were selected by a panel. In 1967, the trophy was declared the official "CIAU National Football Championship" and a playoff system was instituted. From its creation until 1982, it was known as the Canadian College Bowl. The game typically occurs in late November, although it is occasionally played in December.
The Regina Rams represent the University of Regina, located in Regina, Saskatchewan in the sport of Canadian football in U Sports. The Rams joined U Sports in 1999 and have competed in the Canada West Conference since then. The program has won one U Sports football conference championship, in 2000, and the team has made one appearance in the Vanier Cup championship game.
The University of Saskatchewan began in 1907 and has operated teams that compete with others since 1911. The term Huskie Athletics is defined as those student athletes from the University of Saskatchewan that compete in elite interuniversity competition administered by U Sports and its members, both as regions and as individual institutions.
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