Shortest Head Coaching Tenures in Alouettes History

Posted: August 1, 2013 in 2013 CFL Season
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                                        Games
Dan Hawkins (2013)             5
Jim Eddy (1981)                      6   (finished 1981 season as interim HC)
Darrell Mudra (1966)                14  (1 full season)
Rod Rust (2001)                      17*
Bob Price (1996)                     18  (1 full season)
-Among 20 Alouettes Head Coaches Since 1946
 
*Jim Popp replaced Rust for final game of 2001 regular season
 
This is the Als’ 5th in-season head coaching change in franchise history and
3rd time Popp has been named the replacement: 2001-Rod Rust (fired),
2006-Don Matthews (health issues), 2013-Dan Hawkins (fired).
 
Also of note, this is the earliest dismissal of a CFL head coach to start a season since Greg Marshall was let go by Hamilton following an 0-4 start in 2006.
 
Trivia Question: When was the last time a head coach was fired during the season following a victory?
Answer: Greg Mohns in 2000. BC fired him on August 19th following a 36-26 win over the Argos 2 days earlier.
Mohns was replaced by Steve Buratto, and oddly enough, the Lions went on to win the Grey Cup that year!
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