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Dave Ritchie
Date of birth: circa. 1938[1]
Place of birth: New Bedford, Massachusetts[1]
Career information
Status: Retired
Position(s): HC
Organizations
 As coach:
19931995
19971998
19992004
BC Lions
Montreal Alouettes
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career highlights and awards
Awards:
Records:
  • CFL's seventh all-time winningest coach (108 wins)

Dave Ritchie (born in New Bedford, Massachusetts) is a former coach in the Canadian Football League. He is best known for his days as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Head Coach from 1999 to 2004. He retired following the end of the 2007 CFL season although he was considered for the 2008 Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach position.[2]

CFL Head coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
WonLostTiesWin %Finish Won Lost Result
BC1993 1080.5564th in West Division 0 1 Lost in Division Semi-Finals
BC1994 1161.6473rd in West Division 3 0 Won Grey Cup
BC1995 1080.5563rd in North Division 0 1 Lost in Division Semi-Finals
BC Total 31221.5830 West Division
Championships
321 Grey Cup
MTL1997 1350.7222nd in East Division 1 1 Lost in Division Finals
MTL1998 1251.7062nd in East Division 1 1 Lost in Division Finals
MTL Total 25101.7080 East Division
Championships
220 Grey Cups
WPG1999 6120.3334th in East Division Missed Playoffs
WPG2000 7101.4123rd in East Division 1 1 Lost in Conference Finals
WPG2001 1440.7781st in East Division 1 1 Lost in Grey Cup
WPG2002 1260.6672nd in West Division 1 1 Lost in Conference Finals
WPG2003 1170.6112nd in West Division 0 1 Lost in Division Finals
WPG2004 250.2864th in West Division Fired
WPG Total 52441.5321 East Division
Championship
340 Grey Cups
Total 108763.5871 East Division
Championship
881 Grey Cup

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Buono, Ritchie both respected". CBC News. 2001-11-21. http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2001/11/21/greycup-coaches011121.html. "Ritchie, 63, a native of New Bedford, Mass."
  2. Beamish, Mike (2007-02-07). "Ritchie decides to pack it in". Vancouver Sun (Canada). http://www.cfl.ca/index.php?module=newser&func=display&nid=22799.

External links Edit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Bob O'Billovich
BC Lions Head Coaches
1993–1995
Succeeded by
Joe Paopao
Preceded by
Bob Price
Montreal Alouettes Head Coaches
1997–1998
Succeeded by
Charlie Taaffe
Preceded by
Jeff Reinebold
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Head Coaches
1999–2004
Succeeded by
Jim Daley
Awards
Preceded by
Ron Lancaster
Grey Cup winning Head Coach
82nd Grey Cup, 1994
Succeeded by
Don Matthews


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