Haylor gets Canadian Football Hall nod

REGINA – Legendary Western Mustangs head coach Larry Haylor has been named among the 2014 Induction Class to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. The former Mustangs bench boss will be enshrined in the Builders Category.

“Larry is a legend at Western and in CIS football,” said Thérèse Quigley, Sport and Recreation Services director. “He is a leader who inspired many in the game to give back to it as coaches, broadcasters, builders and lifelong supporters. His intellect and insight had a profound influence on the development of football at all levels across Canada and his continued involvement has Larry serving as an ambassador of our game on the international level.”

Haylor started coaching at the university level with the Saskatchewan Huskies.

In 1984, he took over as head coach of the Mustangs, guiding the program until his retirement in 2006. During his career, he was selected as the OUA coach of the year seven times and the CIS Coach of the Year twice in 1990 and 1998.

He led the Mustangs to the Yates Cup championship eight times, winning the Vanier Cup twice in 1989 and 1994.

Haylor holds an overall career record of 178-43-4, which at the time of his retirement ranked him first among all CIS coaches for wins.

Joining Haylor in the Builder Category was Wally Buono, former head coach of the Calgary Stampeders and coach/executive of the BC Lions. Player Category members of the Class of 2014 include Ben Cahoon, Neil Lumsden, Uzooma Okeke, Maurice (Moe) Racine and Charles Roberts

The new inductees will bring the total Hall of Fame members to 271 members already included in the Hall’s Zone of Champions, which features busts of each member of the Hall.

Induction weekend will be announced and further details will be made available at a later date.

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum operates as a non-profit registered charity. Located in Hamilton, Ontario since 1963, and in its current location next to Hamilton City Hall since 1972, the Hall is home to more than 30,000 Canadian football artifacts, ranging from equipment and trophies to photos and videos.