List of Toronto Argonauts head coaches

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The Toronto Argonauts are a professional Canadian football team based in Toronto, Ontario, and are members of the East Division in the Canadian Football League (CFL).

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The franchise was founded as in 1873 and was a founding member of the Ontario Rugby Football Union in 1883 and of the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union in 1907. In their 144-year history, the team has appeared in 23 Grey Cup finals, and has won a league-high 17 championships. The franchise has had 59 head coaches in its history. [1] The current Argonauts head coach is Ryan Dinwiddie, the current general manager is Michael Clemons, and the current owners are Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. [2] [3]

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Chaucer Elliott coached for two stints with the Argonauts, including their last season in the ORFU in 1906. Chaucer elliott.jpg
Chaucer Elliott coached for two stints with the Argonauts, including their last season in the ORFU in 1906.
Adam Rita won the Grey Cup for the Argonauts in 1991. AdamRita.jpg
Adam Rita won the Grey Cup for the Argonauts in 1991.
Michael "Pinball" Clemons won the Grey Cup for the Argonauts in 2004. Pinball clemons.jpg
Michael "Pinball" Clemons won the Grey Cup for the Argonauts in 2004.
Marc Trestman was the most recent head coach to win the Grey Cup, done in 2017. Marc Trestman 2017 (cropped).JPG
Marc Trestman was the most recent head coach to win the Grey Cup, done in 2017.
Ryan Dinwiddie is the team's current head coach. RyanDinwiddieRiders.JPG
Ryan Dinwiddie is the team's current head coach.

Note: Statistics are current through the end of the 2019 CFL season.

 #Name [c] Term [b]  GC W L T PTS W% PGC PW PL PW%Achievements [5] [6]
H. T. Glazebrook 18731874
Harold Lambe 1875
W. H. Perram 18761877
Bedford 1878
Orville Murphy 18801881
Hume Blake 1882
A. H. Campbell 1883
Hume Blake 1884
Rupert Muntz 18851886
Hugh Smith 18871890
R. Bayley 18911892
Billy Wood 1893
Joe Wright, Sr. 18941900
Pud Kent 19011903
Fred Thompson 19041905
Chaucer Elliott 1906 64208.667
Fred Russell / Art Kent 19071909 1831506.167
Chaucer Elliott 1910 63306.500
Billy Foulds 1911 651010.833211.500
Jack Newton 1912 651010.833211.500
Ross Binkley 1913 63306.500
Billy Foulds 1914 651010.8333301.000 6th Grey Cup championship
Billy Foulds †/ Warren Coryell 1915 64208.667
Sinc McEvenue 1919 63306.500
Mike Rodden 1920 651010.833211.500
Sinc McEvenue 1921 6600121.0003301.000 9th Grey Cup championship
Jack O'Connor 19221925 24147331.646211.500
Mike Rodden 1926 63306.500
Frank Knight 19271928 123728.333
Buck McKenna 19291932 241310127.563
Lew Hayman 19331941 574015282.71920128.600 21st Grey Cup championship
25th Grey Cup championship
26th Grey Cup championship
Ted Morris 19451949 542921462.57411101.909 33rd Grey Cup championship
34th Grey Cup championship
35th Grey Cup championship
Frank Clair 19501954 643131264.5001183.727 38th Grey Cup championship
40th Grey Cup championship
Bill Swiacki 19551956 26810016.444211.500
Hamp Pool 19571959 32923018.281
Steve Owen 1959 103706.500
Lou Agase 19601962 311713135.565523.400
Nobby Wirkowski 19621964 391128014.282
Bob Shaw 19651966 28820016.286
Leo Cahill 19671972 844538191.5421064.400 1971 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
John Rauch 19731974 21109222.524101.000
Joe Moss 1974 93517.389
Russ Jackson 19751976 321218226.406
Leo Cahill 19771978 25916018.360101.000
Bud Riley 1978 71602.143
Forrest Gregg 1979 16511010.313
Willie Wood 19801981 26620012.231
Tommy Hudspeth 1981 62404.333
Bob O'Billovich 19821989 1367855336.5851266.500 1982 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
1987 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
71st Grey Cup championship
Don Matthews 1990 18108020.556211.500
Adam Rita 19911992 291613032.5522201.000 1991 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
79th Grey Cup championship
Dennis Meyer 19921993 17413010.235
Bob O'Billovich 19931994 26917018.346101.000
Mike Faragalli 1995 92704.222
Bob O'Billovich 1995 92704.222
Don Matthews 19961998 543915078.722541.800 1997 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
84th Grey Cup championship
85th Grey Cup championship
Jim Barker 1999 1899018.500101.000
John Huard 2000 81613.189
Wally Highsmith (interim) 2000 21102.500
Michael Clemons 20002001 261214024.462
Gary Etcheverry 2002 124808.333
Michael Clemons 20022007 965540127.5781165.545 92nd Grey Cup championship
Rich Stubler 2008 104608.400
Don Matthews 2008 80800.000
Bart Andrus 2009 1831506.167
Jim Barker 20102011 361521030.417211.500 2010 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
Scott Milanovich 20122016 904347086.478532.600 2012 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
100th Grey Cup championship
Marc Trestman 20172018 361323026.3612201.000 2017 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
105th Grey Cup championship
Corey Chamblin 2019 1841408.286
Ryan Dinwiddie 2020

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