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Bruce Coulter bust. A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
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Bruce Coulter

Executive and Head Coaching Career

Head Coach of McGill University
1958 - 1961

Head Coach/Director of Athletics of Bishop's University
1961 - 1991

Career Highlights

  • 137-80-2 career university coaching record.

  • Past Director of the Canadian Interuniversity Athletics Union (CIAU).

  • Past President of the Quebec University Athletics Association (QUAA).

As a former star of the Montreal Alouettes and a competitor in four Grey Cup contests winning one in 1949, Bruce Coulter had impeccable credentials to recommend him when he took the job as Athletic Director at Bishop's University in 1961.

For 29 years, Coulter was the guiding genius behind the Bishop's Gaiters football program. He produced winning teams and developed quality individuals who were great leaders on campus. Coulter's legacy to Canadian university football is truly vast.

Upon his retirement, Bishop's football stadium was renamed Coulter Field in his honour. In 1995, an award was established in his name to be presented to either an Outstanding Offensive or Defensive player in the Vanier Cup game.

What does it mean to you to be a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum?
"When the Canadian Football Hall of Fame expanded its choices to include all of Canadian participation, I was surprised and honored to be included. The comments and kudos I now hear are very special to me."--Bruce Coulter

Inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum in 1997 as a builder.

Class of 1997

Junior Ah YouBruce CoulterRocky DiPietroBill SymonsAl WIlson

Football Reporters of Canada

Jim CoxBob Irving

Coulter, Bruce
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