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Ralph Sazio bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Ralph Sazio

Executive Career

General Manager of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1968 - 1975, 1980

President of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1973 - 1977

Vice-President of Football Operations of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1978 - 1980

President of the Toronto Argonauts
1981 - 1990

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup Participation as an Executive
1972, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1987 (5)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s) as an Executive
1972, 1983 (2)

Ralph Sazio played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1950 to 1953. In 1950, Sazio was elected to the Eastern all-star team as a tackle. In 1963, Sazio became head coach for the Tiger-Cats, where he led Hamilton to 49 wins, 20 losses and 1 tie, for a 70.7 winning percentage. During his Head Coaching days, Sazio won two Grey Cups (1963, 1967), and was the winner of the Annis Stukus Trophy for being the Canadian Football League's (CFL) top coach.

Sazio became the team's general manager in 1968, and in 1970 was named president of the eastern conference of the CFL. In 1973, he became president of the Tiger-Cats, and remained with the club until 1981 when he left to join the Toronto Argonauts.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1988 as a builder.

Class of 1988

Royal CopelandEd McQuartersTony PajaczkowskiRalph Sazio

Football Reporters of Canada

Ernie AfaganisGeorge KentTom MelvilleBill Stephenson

Sazio, Ralph
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