Canadian Football Legends
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2015.257.05
Date:
2015
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Bob O'Billovich bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Bob O'Billovich

Head Coaching Career

Toronto Argonauts
1982 - 1989, 1993, 1994

BC Lions
1990 - 1992

Awards and Honours

Annis Stukus award for being the Canadian Footabll League (CFL) Coach of the Year 1982, 1987 (2)

Grey Cup Participation as a Head Coach
1982, 1983, 1987 (3)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s) as a Head Coach
1983 (1)

Bob O'Billovich started his football career with the University of Montana. Once O'Billovich was done playing football with the University of Montana, O'Billovich played five seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the CFL from 1963 - 1967. During that time he was an Eastern divison All-Star in 1965 and a Grey Cup participant in 1966.

Once O'Billovich retired as a player, he became an Assistant Coach for the Ottawa Rough Riders from 1976 - 1981. Bob's first head coaching position was with the Toronto Argonauts where he stayed for eight seasons from 1982 - 1989 and won his only Grey Cup in 1983.
After Toronto, O'Billovich decided to go to Vancouver and be the Head Coach/General Manager of the BC Lions from 1990 - 1992. After he was done with the BC Lions, he decided to return to Toronto to become the Head Coach/General Manager from 1993 - 1995. After Toronto, O'Billovich bumped around the CFL until he landed the General Manager position with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2008. In total, Bob O'Billovich garnered 107 wins as a head coach.

Bob O'Billovich is also a member of the University of Montana Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2015 as a builder.

Class of 2015




Leroy BlughEddie DavisDave DickensonGene MakowskyBob O'BillovichLarry Reda



Bob Wetenhall

People:
O'Billovich, Bob
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Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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