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Frank Tindall bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Frank Tindall

Coaching Career

Head Coach of Queen's University
1939 - 1975

Awards and Honours

Vanier Cup Participation as a Coach
1968 (1)

Vanier Cup Winning Team(s) as a Coach
1968 (1)

Career Highlights

  • Frank Tindall's coaching record was 112-84-2.

Frank Tindall had two outstanding seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, including a Grey Cup victory in 1933 over the Sarnia Imperials. Tindall was also named the All-Time All-Star Argonauts tackle of the 1921 - 1941 era.

Following his playing career, Tindall began a coaching career at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, which turned into a dynasty. He led the Golden Gaels to eight intercollegiate titles (1955, 1956, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1968, and 1970) and one national title.

Frank Tindall has been the recipient of the Canadian Amateur Football Association/Canadian Football League (CFL) plaque for outstanding services to football in Canada.

The Frank Tindall trophy is presented annually to the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) football coach of the year.

Frank Tindall is also a member of the Queen's Football Hall of Fame.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1985 as a builder.

Class of 1985

Tony GabrielFrank RigneyFrank TindallWilliam Zock

Football Reporters of Canada

Eddie MacCabeWes McKnightBob MoirPierre Proulx

Tindall, Frank
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