The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are a professional Canadian football team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and are members of the West Division in the Canadian Football League (CFL). The club was founded in 1930 as the Winnipeg Rugby Club and began as a member of the Manitoba Rugby Football Union.They were a founding member of the CFL when it was formed in 1958. The current Blue Bombers head coach position is held by Mike O'Shea. The general manager is Kyle Walters and the president and chief executive officer for the community-owned team is Wade Miller.
Note: Statistics are current through the end of the 2018 CFL season.
|5||Bob Fritz||1935–1937||19||12||6||1||14||.658||8||5||3||.625||23rd Grey Cup championship|
|6||Reg Threlfall||1938–1941||36||28||8||0||56||.667||13||10||3||.778|| 27th Grey Cup championship |
29th Grey Cup championship
|12||Bud Grant †||1958–1966||144||90||52||2||182||.632||23||15||8||.652|| 1965 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
46th Grey Cup championship
47th Grey Cup championship
49th Grey Cup championship
50th Grey Cup championship
|16||Ray Jauch||1978–1982||80||45||35||0||90||.563||6||2||4||.667||1980 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
|17||Cal Murphy †||1983–1986||66||43||22||1||59||.659||8||5||3||.625|| 1983 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
1984 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
72nd Grey Cup championship
|18||Mike Riley||1987–1990||72||40||32||0||80||.556||2||1||1||.500|| 1988 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
1990 Annis Stukus Trophy winner
76th Grey Cup championship
78th Grey Cup championship
|-||Cal Murphy †||1993–1996||72||43||29||0||86||.597||6||2||4||.333|
|23||Dave Ritchie||1999–2004||97||52||44||1||105||.541||7||3||4||.429||2001 Annis Stukus Trophy winner|
|29||Mike O'Shea||2014–present||108||56||52||0||112||.519||7||4||3||.571||107th Grey Cup championship|
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