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Joe Pistilli bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Joe Pistilli

Coaching Career

President of the Châteauguay Ramblers
1967 - 1969

Commissioner of the Quebec Junior Football League
1970 - 1975

President of Football Quebec
1976, 1980 - 1985

Director of Football Canada
1976, 1980 - 1985

Vice-President of Operations for Châteauguay Minor Football
1977 - 1980

Vice-President of Administration for Football Canada
1986 - 1991

Director of Quebec Junior Football League
1987, 1988

President of Châteauguay Raiders
1989 - 1991

President of Football Canada
1992 - 1998

Awards and Honours

Football Canada/Canadian Football League (CFL) Award for Service to Amateur Football

Joe Pistilli was involved with all levels of junior football in Quebec for 42 years, as well as being involved on a national level with Football Canada for 29 years. His volunteering career started as the house announcer, secretary, and general manager of the Châteauguay Raiders, part of the Quebec Senior Football League.

Pistilli was actively involved in coaching minor football in Châteauguay with the Châteauguay Ramblers, as well as being responsible for all coach, referring, and supervising volunteers through his role as VP of operations with the Châteauguay Minor Football Association.
He also helped to fundraise for the Football Canada and Football Quebec. In 1977, he successfully planned a Red Storey Roast which took place during Grey Cup and raised over $20,000.

Pistilli has been active in the administration of Football Canada serving as the Vice-President of Administration from 1986-1991, as well as serving as President from 1992-2000. At the time of his induction Joe Pistilli is still active as the President of the Quebec Junior Football League.

What does it mean to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum?

"When I received the call from Commissioner Cohon in early 2010 and was told that I would be inducted into the CFHOF I was speechless. Being aware of the great persons and athletes already in the Hall and now I would be joining them was surreal. I loved the game so much working with our youth and amazing volunteers in Canada. The recognition bestowed on me was beyond all my dreams. I wear my ring and jacket with great pride. I am humbled beyond words to have received this recognition and still cannot fathom why I am in the Hall with all the great athletes and builders in football."--Joe Pistilli

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 2010 as a builder.

Class of 2010

Bob CameronTracy HamDonald NarcisseElfrid PaytonJoe Pistilli

Football Reporters of Canada

Brian Williams

Pistilli, Joe
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