American Football Database
Windsor Lancers
First season 1968
Athletic director Gord Grace
Head coach Joe D'Amore
2nd year, 8–8  (.500)
Other staff Jon Dent (OC)
Jim MacDougall (DC)
Home stadium University of Windsor Stadium
Year built 2005
Stadium capacity 2000[1]
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Windsor, Ontario
League CIS
Conference OUA (2001 - present)
Past associations CCIFC (1968-1970)
OUAA (1971-1973)
OQIFC (1974-2000)
All-time record – 
Postseason record
Vanier Cups 0
Yates Cups 1, 1975
Hec Crighton winners 3
Andrew Parici, Scott Mallender, Daryl Stephenson
Current uniform
Colours Blue and Gold and White


Outfitter Adidas
Rivals Western Ontario Mustangs

The Windsor Lancers football team began competing in the Central Canada Intercollegiate Football Conference in 1968, and have continued play uninterrupted since then. The team plays out of University of Windsor Stadium located on the campus grounds at the University of Windsor. The program is notable for featuring three Hec Crighton Trophy winners, most recently being current Hamilton Tiger-Cats player, Daryl Stephenson, when he won the award in 2006. While the teams have had success at an individual level, the team has struggled to establish dominance in the Ontario University Athletics conference, winning the fewest number of Yates Cup trophies, with just one in 1975.

In 2006, the team finished with a winning record for the first time since 1990, posting a 6-2 win-loss total and a fourth place finish, meaning that they would also host their first playoff game since 1990 as well. The Lancers lost that game to the Western Ontario Mustangs and failed to maintain a winning pedigree, enduring four straight losing seasons since that season. The program's fortunes would turn around in 2011 under interim head coach Joe D'Amore as the team finished in fifth place with a 5-3 record. The team won their first playoff game since 2003 over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, but lost once again to the Mustangs in the semi-finals.

Season-by-season record

The following is the record of the Windsor Lancers football team in the last ten seasons of play:

Season Games Won Lost Pct % PF PA Standing Playoffs
2003 8 4 4 0.500 243 211 5th in OUA Defeated Western Mustangs in quarter-final 21-18
Lost to McMaster Marauders in semi-final 55-15
2004 8 3 5 0.375 201 241 7th in OUA Did not qualify
2005 8 4 4 0.375 250 226 5th in OUA Lost to McMaster Marauders in quarter-final 49-19
2006 8 6 2 0.625 265 167 4th in OUA Lost to Western Mustangs in quarter-final 20-16
2007 8 2 6 0.250 156 261 8th in OUA Did not qualify
2008 8 3 5 0.375 189 254 7th in OUA Did not qualify
2009 8 2 6 0.250 110 244 8th in OUA Did not qualify
2010 8 2 6 0.250 156 261 8th in OUA Did not qualify
2011 8 5 3 0.625 260 174 5th in OUA Defeated Ottawa Gee-Gees in quarter-final 50-33
Lost to Western Mustangs in semi-final 33-27
2012 8 3 5 0.375 230 229 5th in OUA Lost to Western Mustangs in quarter-final 56-35

Windsor Lancers in the CFL

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


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