Golden Bears Football

Team History

GOLDEN BEARS FOOTBALL QUICK FACTS


Year men's football began at the University of Alberta

2016-17 is the team’s 96th season of play and 107th year of existence

 

1910

 

National Championships won

1967/68, 1972/73, 1980/81

 

3

Canada West Championships won

1947, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1982

12

National Championship appearances

(through 2016-17)

6

Consecutive National Championship appearances

1971-72, 1980-81

 

2

Golden Bears’ career record at National Championships

(through 2016-17)

3-3 (.500)


Alberta/Men’s Football

Alberta

Winner

Season

Coach

Conf.

Overall

CW

U SPORTS

WIFL/CW

CIAU/CIS/U SPORTS

1910-11

W.M. Edwards

2-3


            

            

1911-12

W.M. Edwards

NA


            

1912-13

W.M. Edwards

2-1


            

1913-14

Whitney Lailey

0-3


            

1914-15

Gordon McGuire

4-1


            

1915-16

Gordon McGuire

1-1


            
1916-17 to 1918-19 WW I – No competition

1919-20

York Blayney

1-2


            

1920-21

Dr. McGibbon

0-2


            

1921-22

Dr. McGibbon

1-3


            

1922-23

Jimmy Bill

1-2


            

1923-24

Jimmy Bill

2-2


            

1924-25

Jimmy Bill

0-2


            

1925-26

Jimmy Bill

2-2


            

1926-27

Jimmy Bill

2-3


            

1927-28

Miles Palmer

2-2


            

1928-29

Wallace E. Sterling

6-2


            

1929-30

Wallace E. Sterling

3-4


            

1930-31

George (Bud) Morgan

4-5


            

1931-32

George (Bud) Morgan

1-5


            

1932-33

Dr. Ken Thompson

0-4


            

1933-34

Al Wilson

2-4


            

1934-35

Al Wilson

1-1-0

5-3

2

Saskatchewan


            

1935-36

Jake Jamieson

0-1-0

0-5

2

Saskatchewan


            

1936-37

Jake Jamieson

3-3


            

1937-38

W.C. (Bill) Broadfoot

3-5-1


            
Rugby team became known as Football team in fall of 1938

1938-39

W.C. (Bill) Broadfoot

1-4-0


            

1939-40

W.C. (Bill) Broadfoot

1-3-1


            

1940-41

Bob Fritz

5-0-0


            

1941-42

Bob Fritz

2-2-0

2


            

1942-43

Tommy Hays

2-0-0


            

1943-44

Tommy Hays

0-1-0


            

1944-45

Tommy Hays

5-2-0

2


            

1945-46

M.L Van Vliet

4-0-0

4-2-0

1

UBC


            

1946-47

M.L Van Vliet

4-0-0

6-2-0

1

ALBERTA


            

1947-48

M.L Van Vliet

3-3-0


            

1948-49

Don Smith

5-1-0


            
1949-50 to 1958-59 -no competition

1959-60

Steve Mendryk

4-2-0

4-2-0

2


            

1960-61

Murray Smith

4-0-0

5-3-0

1

2

ALBERTA

McGill (Churchill Cup)

1961-62

Murray Smith

2-1-2

4-1-2

2


            

1962-63

Clare Drake

5-1-0

7-1-0

1

ALBERTA


            

1963-64

Gino Fracas

6-0-0

8-1-0

1

1

ALBERTA

AB (Golden Bowl)

1964-65

Gino Fracas

6-0-0

6-0-0

1

ALBERTA


            

1965-66

Gino Fracas

4-2-0

6-3-0

T1

2

ALBERTA

Toronto

1966-67

Gino Fracas

4-3-0

4-4-0

3


            

1967-68

Clare Drake

6-1-0

8-1-0

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

1968-69

Clare Drake

5-1-0

8-2-0

2

Manitoba


            

1969-70

Harvey Scott

3-3-0

5-4-0

2


            

1970-71

Harvey Scott

5-3-0

9-3-0

3


            

1971-72

Jim Donlevy

6-2-0

7-3-0

1

2

ALBERTA

Western

*1972-73

Jim Donlevy

7-1-0

10-1-0

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

*no result for game vs. Saskatchewan

1973-74

Jim Donlevy

5-3-0

6-3-0

3

-

Manitoba

Saint Mary’s

*1974-75

Jim Donlevy

4-2-0

4-3-0

3

-

Saskatchewan

Western

*includes AB stripped of wins over Saskatchewan (54-7) & UBC (53-10) for use of an ineligible player

1975-76

Jim Donlevy

4-4-0

4-4-0

3

-

Calgary

Ottawa

1976-77

Jim Donlevy

4-3-1

4-3-1

3

-

UBC

Western

1977-78

Jim Donlevy

4-3-1

4-3-1

3

-

Calgary

Western

1978-79

Jim Donlevy

5-3-0

5-3-0

3

-

UBC

Queen's

1979-80

Jim Donlevy

5-3-0

6-4-0

1

-

ALBERTA

Acadia

1980-81

Jim Donlevy

6-2-0

9-2-0

1

1

ALBERTA

ALBERTA

1981-82

Jim Donlevy

6-2-0

9-3-0

1

2

ALBERTA

Acadia

1982-83

Jim Lazaruk

1-7-0

1-7-0

5

-

UBC

UBC

1983-84

Jim Lazaruk

4-4-0

4-5-0

4

-

Calgary

Calgary

1984-85

Jim Donlevy

7-1-0

8-2-0

2

-

Calgary

Guelph

1985-86

Jim Donlevy

4-4-0

4-6-0

2

-

Calgary

Calgary

1986-87

Jim Donlevy

1-7-0

1-7-0

5

-

UBC

UBC

1987-88

Jim Donlevy

5-3-0

6-4-0

2

-

UBC

McGill

1988-89

Jim Donlevy

1-7-0

2-7-0

4

-

Calgary

Calgary

Note: League known as WIFL prior to 1989

1989-90

Jim Donlevy

5-3-0

6-3-0

3

-

Saskatchewan

Western

1990-91

Jim Donlevy

1-6-1

1-6-1

5

-

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

1991-92

Tom Wilkinson

2-6-0

2-6-0

5

-

Saskatchewan

Laurier

*1992-93

Tom Wilkinson

3-4-1

3-5-1

3

-

Calgary

Queen's

*includes AB awarded 1-0 win over Manitoba after use of ineligible player during 17-14 MB win

1993-94

Tom Wilkinson

5-3-0

5-4-0

2

-

Calgary

Toronto

1994-95

Tom Wilkinson

4-4-0

4-4-0

3

-

Saskatchewan

Western Ontario

1995-96

Tom Wilkinson

2-6-0

2-6-0

5

-

Calgary

Calgary

1996-97

Tom Wilkinson

4-4-0

4-4-0

3

-

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

1997-98

Tom Wilkinson

1-7-0

1-7-0

5

-

UBC

UBC

1998-99

Tom Wilkinson

4-4-0

5-5-0

3

-

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan

1999-00

Tom Wilkinson

3-5-0

3-6-0

5

-

Saskatchewan

Laval

2000-01

Tom Wilkinson

2-5-1

2-6-1

5

-

Regina

Ottawa

2001-02

Jerry Friesen

2-6-0

2-6-0

6

-

Manitoba

Saint Marys

2002-03

Jerry Friesen

1-7-0

1-7-0

7

-

Saskatchewan

Saint Mary’s

2003-04

Jerry Friesen

4-4-0

5-5-0

2

-

Simon Fraser

Laval

2004-05

Jerry Friesen

7-1-0

8-2-0

2

-

Saskatchewan

Laval

2005-06

Jerry Friesen

7-1-0

8-2-0

2

-

Saskatchewan

Laurier

2006-07

Jerry Friesen

4-4

4-5

5

-

Saskatchewan

Laval

2007-08

Jerry Friesen

2-6

2-7

6

-

Manitoba

Manitoba

2008-09

Jerry Friesen

2-6

2-6

7

-

Calgary

Laval

*2009-10

Jerry Friesen

4-4

4-5

3

-

Calgary

Queen’s

*includes 1-0 win awarded to Alberta over Manitoba after use of ineligible player by Manitoba during 20-13 Bison win

2010-11

Jerry Friesen

3-5

4-6

2

-

Calgary

Laval

*2011-12

Jeff Stead

2-6

2-7

5

-

Calgary

McMaster

*includes AB awarded two 1-0 wins over UBC after use of ineligible player during 40-30 and 39-22 UBC wins

2012-13

Jeff Stead

0-8

0-8

6

-

Calgary

Laval

2013-14

Chris Morris

0-8

0-8

6

-

Calgary

Laval

2014-15

Chris Morris

3-5

3-6

5

-

Manitoba

Montreal

2015-16

Chris Morris

2-6

2-6

5

-

UBC

UBC

2016-17  Chris Morris 1-7 1-7 6 - Calgary 

Laval

 

Championships won by Bears prior to 1972-73 season: CWUAA 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1971-72 CIS - 1963-64*, 1967-68 (*Churchill Bowl - unofficial Nat’l Championship)

 

Cumulative GBF Team Totals (1972/73 to 2016/17)

Conference: 153-201-5 (.433)

Conference Placing (#1-2-3): 4-8-12

Overall: 173-221-5 (.440)

CIS Placing (#1-2): 3-3

Hardy Cup titles: 4

Vanier Cup titles: 3