The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a professional Canadian football team based in Hamilton, Ontario, and are members of the East Division in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
The Tiger-Cats were founded in 1950, with the merger of the Hamilton Tigers and the Hamilton Wildcats. Since the merger, the team has appeared in 21 Grey Cup finals and has won eight championships. The current Tiger-Cats head coach is Orlondo Steinauer.
Note: Statistics are current through the end of the 2016 CFL season.
|1||Carl M. Voyles||1950–1955||76||48||27||1||97||.640||15||6||9||0||.400||41st Grey Cup championship|
|2||Jim Trimble||1956–1962||98||60||36||2||122||.625||18||10||8||0||.556|| 1961 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
46th Grey Cup championship
|3||Ralph Sazio †||1963–1967||70||49||20||1||99||.710||15||9||5||1||.643|| 1964 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
51st Grey Cup championship
53rd Grey Cup championship
55th Grey Cup championship
|6||Jerry Williams||1972–1975||60||30||29||1||61||.508||4||2||2||0||.500||60th Grey Cup championship|
|8||Bob Shaw||1976–1977||30||13||17||0||26||.433||2||1||1||0||.500||1976 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
|9||Tom Dimitroff, Sr.||1978||5||1||3||1||3||.250||–||–||–||–||–|
|13||Al Bruno||1983–1987||62||29||31||2||60||.483||9||5||4||0||.555|| 1986 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
74th Grey Cup championship
|19||Ron Lancaster||1998–2003||108||51||56||1||103||.477||8||5||3||0||.625|| 1998 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
87th Grey Cup championship
|20||Greg Marshall||2004–2006||40||14||25||1||29||.359||1||0||1||0||.000||2004 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
|26||Orlondo Steinauer||2019||18||15||3||0||30||.833||2||1||1||0||.500||2019 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
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