Dennis McPhee

Updated Monday January 6, 2014 by Kitchener Sports Association.

PHOTO: Dennis McPhee, University of Waterloo Head Football Coach, was the guest speaker at our 22nd Volunteer Recognition Dinner held on November 23, 2010.  (The U. of W. administration saw fit to prohibit the entire team from participating in OUA league play for the entire 2010 seasion - a trying time for all concerned, not just the 9 players directly involved in off-season doping infractions.)

Subsequent to the 2010 dinner,  McPhee coached the 2011 U. of W. team of new recruits and rookies and then parted ways with Waterloo (on Nov. 21, 2011) subsequently ending up as defensive co-ordinator at Western for the 2012 season. 


Coach - Dennis McPhee

Coach McPhee's 4th year as U. of W. head coach was a major set-back in the turn-around of the Warrior football program due to the "doping scandal" and subsequent cancelling of the team's 2010 season by the administration.  McPhee had been attracting top quality recruits and assembled one of the best coaching staffs in the country and had turned the Warriors into a competitive force.  Now there's lots more to do - and, undo.  

Dennis previously coached 10 years with the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger Cats with an interim break as head coach of St. Francis Xavier University from 2002 through 2004 and was named AUS Coach of the Year. In his two seasons at St. Francis Xavier, Coach McPhee compiled a 12-8 record reaching the AUS finals in both years.

Coach McPhee coached with both the University of Guelph and McMaster University in the 1990s including a Yates Cup Championship in 1992 as defensive coach with the Gryphons.

He has also been Director of the Hamilton Tiger Cats Annual High School Evaluation Camps for several years and has been a CIS headline speaker and presenter at CFL/NFL coaches' enhancement programs.


KSA Volunteer Dinner 2010

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