American Football Database
American Football Database
Waterloo Warriors
First season 1957
Athletic director Bob Copeland
Head coach Joe Paopao
1st year, 2–6–0  (.250)
Other staff Rob McMurren (Defensive Coordinator)
Kani Kauahi (Offensive Coordinator)
Chris Triantafilou (Positional Consultant)
Home stadium Warrior Field
Year built 2009
Stadium capacity 1100 (Bleacher Seating)
4000 (Sloped Lawn Seating)
Stadium surface FieldTurf Duraspine PRO
Location Waterloo, Ontario
League CIS
Conference OUA (1980 - present)
Past associations OIFC (1957-1966)
CCIFC (1967)
CIRFU (1968-1970)
OUAA (1971-1973)
OQIFC (1974-1979)
All-time record – 
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 0
Churchill Bowl Championships 1
Yates Cups 2
1997, 1999
Hec Crighton winners 0
Current uniform
Colours Black and Gold and White


Outfitter Nike
Rivals Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
Guelph Gryphons

The Waterloo Warriors football team has been in operation since 1957, winning two Yates Cup conference championships in 1997 and 1999. Currently, they are one of six teams to have never appeared in a Vanier Cup game and the longest tenured program in the OUA to have never qualified for the national championship game. The team was coached by Dennis McPhee, who is the former head coach of the St. Francis Xavier X-Men football team where he won Atlantic University Sport coach of the year in 2002.[1] McPhee resigned as head coach on November 22, 2011.[2]

In recent years, the program has struggled to compete in the OUA, having not qualified for the playoffs since 2002 and not having a winning record since 2001. The program then made national headlines in 2010 after it was discovered that a student athlete was in possession of steroids and human growth hormone in March 2010.[3] The school then conducted a steroid investigation that had led to all 65 members of its team tested for steroids on March 31, with three positive results. Consequently, on June 14, 2010, the school announced that the program would be suspended for the 2010 season.[4] While the football team returned for the 2011 season, it proved difficult as many players transferred to other schools after they learned they would not be able to play at Waterloo that year.[5] Consequently, the Warriors finished winless in eight games in their return to the OUA.

A highlight for the long-suffering Warriors was a 35-21 playoff win over the Western Mustangs in 1999 in the last game ever played at Western's J. W. Little Stadium. Waterloo is battling through the after effects of a steroid scandal, that shut down the programs ability to compete in 2010. In 2011, they experience the growing pains associated with a year off of football, and losing most starters and veterans to transfers. In 2012, most expected the Warriors to be at the cold cellar of CIS, however, they surprised the football community with convincing wins against York University Lions, and a huge upset victory over the University of Windsor Lancers. 2013, is slated to be Waterloo's best year since 1999.

Recent regular season results

Season-by-season record

The following is the record of the Waterloo Warriors football team in the last ten seasons of play:

Season Games Won Lost Pct % PF PA Standing Playoffs
2003 8 2 6 0.250 142 328 9th in OUA Did not qualify
2004 8 2 6 0.250 149 296 8th in OUA Did not qualify
2005 8 2 6 0.250 139 302 9th in OUA Did not qualify
2006 8 3 5 0.375 117 264 7th in OUA Did not qualify
2007 8 3 5 0.375 123 252 7th in OUA Did not qualify
2008 8 2 6 0.250 147 285 9th in OUA Did not qualify
2009 8 3 5 0.375 226 213 7th in OUA Did not qualify
2010 team suspended
2011 8 0 8 0.000 95 421 10th in OUA Did not qualify
2012 8 2 6 0.250 145 333 10th in OUA Did not qualify

Waterloo Warriors in the CFL

As of the start of the 2012 CFL season, three former Warriors players are on CFL teams' rosters:

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