Canadian Football Legends
Object ID:
2012.279.13
Date:
1963
Description:
Harry Griffith bust. A charter member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Harry Crawford Griffith
(Charter Member)


Executive Career

Head Coach of Ridley College
1899 - 1907, 1911 - 1949

Head Coach of University of Toronto
1908 - 1910

President of the Canadian Rugby Union (CRU)
1913

Awards and Honours

Grey Cup participation as a Head Coach
1909, 1910 (2)

Grey Cup Winning Team(s) as a Head Coach
1909, 1910 (2)

Dr. Harry Crawford Griffith played quarterback for Ridley and Trinity Colleges.

An excellent coach, Dr. Griffith possessed a great ability to motivate his young players to work together as a team. He was noted for developing 60-minute teams and greatly stressed conditioning as a method of preventing injuries. Griffith's University of Toronto squad won the Grey Cup in 1909 and 1910, the first two years it was presented.

Dr. Griffith served the CRU with distinction in the role of president and as a member of the rules committee. He instigated many rule changes and coaching techniques in order to make rugby-football the best game possible.

Dr. Harry Crawford Griffith was honoured at a Grey Cup dinner for his exceptional contribution for more than 50 years.

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1963 as a builder.

Class of 1963




Harry BatstoneOrmand BeachJoseph BreenD. Wes BrownLionel ConacherErnest Cox



John DeGruchySeppi DuMoulinEddie EmersonWilliam C. FouldsHugh GallAlbert Henry George Grey



Harry Crawford GriffithFrank J. HannibalMelvin HansonJack JacobsEddie JamesJoe Krol



Alexander Smirle LawsonFrank LeadlayPercival MolsonNorman PerryRuss RebholzEdward Reeve



Alvin RitchieJeff RusselFrank ShaughnessyBen SimpsonDavid SpragueNeil Joseph Taylor


Brian Timmis

People:
Griffith, Harry
Search Terms:
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
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