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Hugh Campbell bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Hugh Campbell

Head Coaching Career

Edmonton Eskimos
1977 - 1982

Awards and Honours

Annis Stukus Award winner
1979 (1)

Grey Cup Participation as a Head Coach
1977 - 1982 (6)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s) as a Head Coach
1978 - 1982 (5)

Career Highlights

  • His coaching record was 70-21-5 with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Hugh Campbell became the Head Coach of the Edmonton Eskimos in 1977, where he led them to six straight Grey Cups, winning a historic five straight. His regular season coaching record of 70 wins, 21 losses and five ties is the best percentage in league history.

Prior to becoming the Head Coach of the Eskimos', Campbell was a player for the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1963 to 1967 and one season in 1969. Campbell appeared in three Grey Cups games and winning the championship in 1966.

Campbell has been involved in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for 33 seasons as a player, coach, general manager, president and CEO. He was very active over the years continually supporting the CFL rules which make for a wide open faster game. He has also been a leader in improving areas such as coaches pensions, players pensions, safety, per diems, and health.

Hugh campbell is also a member of the Washington State University Hall of Fame, The State of Washington Hall of Fame, Whitworth Hall of Fame, Alberta Sports Hall of Fame, Edmonton Eskimos' Wall of Honour, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders' Plaza of Honour.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2000 as a builder.

Class of 2000

Danny BassHugh CampbellGrover CovingtonJames MurphyDave Raimey

Football Reporters of Canada

Peter Martin

Campbell, Hugh
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