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Learning the game of football growing up in Fort Frances during the 1970s, this long-time coach went on to enjoy a close to 30 year career in which he was a part of ten championship teams. His first coaching duties were as the defensive coordinator and defensive back coach for his alma mater when they won the 1978 and 1979 NorWOSSA football titles.

Taking his leadership skills to Winnipeg, he served on the coaching squads of the Transcona Bantams, St. Vital Midgets and the Winnipeg Hawkeyes, the 1982 Manitoba junior football champs. In 1983 & 1984 he helped out as a student assistant with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers scouting and coaching staff and as a spotter during their 1984 Grey Cup run.

Attending Eastern Washington University as a graduate assistant in 1984, he helped coach receivers and special teams. Hired by the University of Calgary to serve as their defensive and special teams coordinator and linebacker coach, he was a part of their memorable defeat of Western in the 1985 Vanier Cup national university finals. Returning home in 1986 to help manage his family's radio stations he served on the coaching staffs of both the Fort Frances and Kenora high school football teams helping lead the Muskies to the 1994 and 1996 NorWOSSA titles and the Broncos to the 1990 and 1991 NWOSSA regional crowns.

His academic coaching duties also included work with defensive lines and special teams for the 2000 NAIA Upper Midwest Athletic Conference title winning Mount Senario College in Wisconsin and serving as Head Coach of the Mount Allison University Mounties from 2002 to 2004 and as Associate Head Coach with the University of Windsor from 2007-09.

Recognized as a special teams and defensive coordinator specialist, his 5 seasons coaching in the CFL began in 1997 with the Edmonton Eskimos where his special teams were ranked first in the league. Joining the Hamilton Tiger Cats in 1999 his special teams contributed to their Grey Cup victory that season. With the Blue Bombers in 2005 he rounded out his CFL career back in Hamilton in 2011 having helped develop such stand-out players as Jon Ryan and Marcus Thigpen during his CFL coaching career.

In addition to his help in contributing to ten championship titles throughout four decades this dedicated builder of sport also published articles and conducted coaching clinics making his contributions to the sport of football at all levels even that much more impressive.

Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 29, 2018

Scott Fawcett

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