Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks
First season 1961
Athletic director Peter Baxter
Head coach Michael Faulds
1st year, –  
Other staff Ron VanMoerkerke (DC)
Chris Coulson (OC)
Home stadium Knight-Newbrough Field
Year built 1958
Stadium capacity 6000
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Waterloo, Ontario
League CIS
Conference OUA (1980 - present)
Past associations OIFC (1963-1966)
CCIFC (1967-1970)
OUAA (1971-1973)
OQIFC (1974-1979)
All-time record – 
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 2
1991, 2005
Uteck Bowl Championships 1
Churchill Bowl Championships 1
Atlantic Bowl Championships 2
1968, 1972
Yates Cups 7
1972, 1973, 1978, 1987,
1991, 2004, 2005
Hec Crighton winners 1
Bill Kubas
Current uniform
Colours Purple and Gold


Outfitter Adidas
Rivals Waterloo Warriors
Western Mustangs

The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks football team has appeared in five Vanier Cup championships, losing in 1966, 1968 and 1972, and winning the national title in 1991 and 2005. The team has also won seven Yates Cup conference championships, most recently in 2004 and 2005. Their head coach during that time was Gary Jeffries, who became the interim head coach midway through the 2002 campaign before being named the full-time head coach for the 2003 season.[1] Overall, he had compiled a regular season record of 58 wins and 22 losses as well as leading them to their 2005 Vanier Cup victory. The Golden Hawks have had one Hec Crighton Trophy winner, Bill Kubas, a former quarterback who won the award in 1994.

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The program was one of the strongest in the OUA, as they had always finished in the top three in the ten-team conference from 2003-2009 as long as Jeffries had been the full-time head coach. The team completed two unbeaten regular seasons in 2004 and 2005, and one completely unbeaten season in the latter after going 12-0 and winning the 41st Vanier Cup in 2005. The Golden Hawks had seven straight seasons of at least six wins between 2003 and 2009, but had back-to-back .500 seasons in 2010 and 2011. While the team had a four win season in 2010, it should be noted that they forfeited a game they won against the Toronto Varsity Blues for using an ineligible player.[2]

The Golden Hawks finished with a losing record in 2012 for the first time since Jeffries had taken over as head coach in 2002. Jeffries announced his resignation as the manager of football operations and head coach on November 1, 2012, leaving the program as the second winningest football coach in school history.[3] Former Mustangs quarterback Michael Faulds was hired as the team's head coach on January 8, 2013.[4]

Season-by-season recordEdit

The following is the record of the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks football team in the last ten seasons of play:

Season Games Won Lost Pct % PF PA Standing Playoffs
20038 62 0.750 313 158 3rd in OUA Defeated Ottawa Gee-Gees in quarter-final 38-17
Defeated Queen's Golden Gaels in semi-final 36-33
Lost to McMaster Marauders in Yates Cup 41-15
20048 80 1.000 343 142 1st in OUA Defeated Ottawa Gee-Gees in semi-final 46-7
Defeated McMaster Marauders in Yates Cup 31-19
Lost to Laval Rouge et Or in Uteck Bowl 30-11
20058 80 1.000 330 114 1st in OUA Defeated McMaster Marauders in semi-final 43-21
Defeated Western Mustangs in Yates Cup 29-11
Defeated Acadia Axemen in Uteck Bowl 31-10
Defeated Saskatchewan Huskies in 41st Vanier Cup 24-23
20068 62 0.750 253 142 2nd in OUA Defeated Windsor Lancers in quarter-final 38-29
Defeated Western Mustangs in semi-final 20-15
Lost to Ottawa Gee-Gees in Yates Cup 32-14
20078 71 0.875 278 124 2nd in OUA Lost to Guelph Gryphons in semi-final 38-31
20088 62 0.750 235 191 3rd in OUA Defeated McMaster Marauders in quarter-final 29-0
Lost to Western Mustangs in semi-final 36-28
20098 62 0.750 210 136 2nd in OUA Lost to Western Mustangs in semi-final 26-16
20108 44 0.500 250 172 4th in OUA Defeated Guelph Gryphons in quarter-final 42-10
Lost to Ottawa Gee-Gees in semi-final 32-31
20118 44 0.500 290 194 6th in OUA Lost to Queen's Golden Gaels in quarter-final 14-10
20128 35 0.375 109 229 6th in OUA Lost to Queen's Golden Gaels in quarter-final 34-0

Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the CFLEdit

As of the start of the 2012 CFL season, five former Golden Hawks players are on CFL teams' rosters:

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