|Born:||March 19, 1927|
New Kensington, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Died:|| September 10, 2016 89) (aged|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|College||University of Dayton|
|1958–1967||Winnipeg Blue Bombers (assistant)|
|1967–1969||Winnipeg Blue Bombers (head)|
|1970–1971||Edmonton Eskimos (assistant)|
|1952–1954||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
Joseph John "Joe" Zaleski (March 19, 1927 – September 10, 2016) was a Canadian football player and coach.
Canadian football is a sport played in Canada in which two teams of 12 players each compete for territorial control of a field of play 110 yards (101 m) long and 65 yards (59 m) wide attempting to advance a pointed oval-shaped ball into the opposing team's scoring area.
Zaleski was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania in 1927.He attended the University of Dayton from 1948 to 1950, where he played on the football team as the starting quarterback for two years. The following years he served two years in the United States Marine Corps. After signing with the Los Angeles Rams one season, without appearing in a game, Zaleski signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Western Interprovincial Football Union in 1952. He played there for two years as the backup quarterback and a defensive back, where he was regarded for his ball handling abilities. In 1955, he then signed with the Montreal Alouettes, where he played for one season as reserve quarterback. The following year, in May 1956, Zaleski moved to the Ontario Rugby Football Union where he was a player-coach for the Sarnia Golden Bears, remaining there for two years, leaving in 1957.
New Kensington, known locally as New Ken, is a city in Westmoreland County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, situated along the Allegheny River 18 miles (29 km) northeast of Pittsburgh. The population was 13,116 at the 2010 Census.
The University of Dayton (UD) is a private Roman Catholic research university in Dayton, Ohio. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary (Marianists), it is one of three Marianist universities in the nation and the second-largest private university in Ohio. The university's campus is in the city's southern portion and spans 388 acres on both sides of the Great Miami River. The campus is noted for the Immaculate Conception Chapel and the University of Dayton Arena. The University also operates in China's Suzhou Industrial Park, the University of Dayton China Institute.
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In 1958, Zaleski was hired as an assistant coach for his former team, the Blue Bombers,winning the Grey Cup in 1959, 1961 and 1962. He remained in this position with Winnipeg until 1967 when he was named the team's head coach, replacing Bud Grant. As head coach, he compiled a record of 10–37–1 over three seasons and was eventually fired on November 20, 1969. In 1970, he was hired as an assistant coach for the Edmonton Eskimos, a position he retained for two seasons, with him being fired along with another assistant, Al Benecick, on January 3, 1972.
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He married Louise Ann Savanyo of Tiltonsville, Ohio, around 1952 with whom he had five children, including a son, Slater, who played in the CFL. She died in Edmonton on November 8, 2013.Zaleski died on September 10, 2016, aged 89.
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