Dave McCann

Class of 1966

Dave McCann played halfback and quarterback for the Rough Riders in the pre-World War I years. McCann coached the Ottawa Entry in the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union to Grey Cup victories in 1925 and 1926.

In 1927 McCann began a lengthy affiliation with the Canadian Rugby Union. He was president for one year, and at that time took on the responsibilities of the Rules Committee. His input as a former player, referee and coach was invaluable as the game of football evolved into the modern era.

Dave McCann is a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.


Intercollegiate Referee
1921 - 1924
Ottawa Rough Riders Coach
1925 - 1927
President, CRU
Vice-Chairman/Chairman, CRU Rules Committee
1927 - 1958


  • Grey Cup Participation as a Coach
    1925, 1926
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams as a Coach
    1925, 1926