|Born:||September 3, 1938 |
New Bedford, Massachusetts
|1999–2004||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
Dave Ritchie (born September 3, 1938) is a former coach in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is best known for his days as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Head Coach from 1999 to 2004. He retired following the end of the 2007 CFL season although he was considered for the 2008 Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach position.He won 108 regular season games in the CFL, the seventh highest win total by a head coach in the league's history. Prior to coaching in Canada, he was the head coach at Fairmont State University in West Virginia, from 1978 to 1982.
|BC||1993||10||8||0||.556||4th in West Division||0||1||Lost in Division Semi-Finals|
|BC||1994||11||6||1||.647||3rd in West Division||3||0||Won Grey Cup|
|BC||1995||10||8||0||.556||3rd in North Division||0||1||Lost in Division Semi-Finals|
|BC total||31||22||1||.583||0 West Division|
|3||2||1 Grey Cup|
|MTL||1997||13||5||0||.722||2nd in East Division||1||1||Lost in Division Finals|
|MTL||1998||12||5||1||.706||2nd in East Division||1||1||Lost in Division Finals|
|MTL total||25||10||1||.708||0 East Division|
|2||2||0 Grey Cups|
|WPG||1999||6||12||0||.333||4th in East Division||–||–||Missed Playoffs|
|WPG||2000||7||10||1||.412||3rd in East Division||1||1||Lost in Division Finals|
|WPG||2001||14||4||0||.778||1st in East Division||1||1||Lost in Grey Cup|
|WPG||2002||12||6||0||.667||2nd in West Division||1||1||Lost in Division Finals|
|WPG||2003||11||7||0||.611||2nd in West Division||0||1||Lost in Division Semi-Finals|
|WPG||2004||2||5||0||.286||4th in West Division||–||–||Fired|
|WPG total||52||44||1||.532||1 East Division|
|3||4||0 Grey Cups|
|Total||108||76||3||.587||1 East Division|
|8||8||1 Grey Cup|
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