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Don Loney bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Don Loney

Head Coaching Career

St. Francis Xavier University
1957 - 1973

Don Loney, head coach of St. Francis Xavier for 16 years, coached his team to a 133-31-2 record, nine conference titles, four Atlantic Bowl Championships, six Jewett Trophy Championships, and one Canadian College Bowl Championship.

Before he coached at St. Francis Xavier, Don Loney played eight seasons in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Toronto Argonauts, the Ottawa Rough Riders, and the Calgary Stampeders winning two Grey Cups, and also won the Jeff Russell Trophy in 1950 for being the Most Valuable Player of the East.

While at St. Francis Xavier, Loney was instrumental in the creation of the Atlantic Bowl in 1960, (Canada's first post-season invitational game, which became a national semi-final). Further, Don was also active in the conception of the Canadian College Bowl, which is now called the Vanier Cup that crowns Canada's national collegiate football champion.

After the 1973 season, the Atlantic Bowl MVP was named after him, and the teams that play for the Jewett Trophy in Atlantic Canada now play in the Loney Bowl.

Along with his coaching duties at St. Francis Xavier, Loney also ran coach and official clinics & encouraged Maritime universities to play other universities across Canada.

Don Loney is also a member of Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2013 as a builder.

Class of 2013

Dan FerroneBrian FryerMiles GorrellJohn IrelandDon LoneyEarl Winfield

Football Reporters of Canada

Bill SelnesMark Stephen

Loney, Don
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