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Stefan Ptaszek
McMaster Marauders
Date of birth: (1971-04-15) April 15, 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth: Burlington, Ontario
Career information
CFL status: Non-import
Position(s): HC
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
College: Wilfrid Laurier
CFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9
Drafted by: BC Lions
 As coach:
Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks (OC)
McMaster Marauders (HC)
 As player:
BC Lions
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Toronto Argonauts
Career highlights and awards
Honors: * CIS Coach of the Year (2012)
  • OUA Coach of the Year (2012)
Records: * Longest win streak in CIS history (21 games)

Stefan Ptaszek (born April 15, 1971 in Burlington, Ontario[1]) is a former Canadian football wide receiver and the current head coach for McMaster University's football team, the McMaster Marauders.[2]

Playing Career

Collegiately, Ptaszek played CIAU football for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. He was named an all-Canadian three times and was part the 1991 Yates Cup and 21st Vanier Cup championship team. Ptaszek was also named to the Golden Hawks Team of the Century and holds the school's records for most receiving yards in a career and in a season. As a professional player, he played for four seasons for the BC Lions, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

Coaching Career

Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks

Ptaszek served as the offensive coordinator for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks for three seasons. During that time, he helped his team to win back to back Yates Cups in 2004 and 2005 and the 41st Vanier Cup.

McMaster Marauders

Ptaszek became McMaster's head coach in 2006 and won the school's first Vanier Cup championship in the 2011. Ptaszek also coached the Marauders to the longest winning streak in CIS history, winning 21 games in a row spanning over the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2012, he was named the CIS Coach of the Year.


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