Frank Clair

Inducted in 1981

Frank Clair’s studious manner and football savvy earned him the nickname “The Professor”.

       During Clair’s lengthy coaching career in the CFL, the teams that he coached had 174 wins, 124 losses and 8 ties. They appeared in the Grey Cup 6 times and celebrated Grey Cup victories in 1950, 1952, 1960, 1968 and 1969.

       While Clair was the general manager with the Ottawa Rough Riders, they won the Grey Cup in 1973 and 1976. After leaving Ottawa, Clair was a scout for the Toronto Argonauts.

       On April 8, 1993 the former Lansdowne Park in Ottawa was renamed “Frank Clair Stadium” in his honour.

       Frank Clair is a member of the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame.




Career
Head Coach of Toronto Argonauts
1950 - 1954
Head Coach of Ottawa Rough Riders
1956 - 1969
General Manager of Ottawa Rough Riders
1970 - 1978
Awards/Honours

    —Annis Stukus Trophy
    1966, 1969

    —Grey Cup Participation as an Executive
    1950, 1952, 1960, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976

    —Grey Cup Winning Teams as an Executive
    1950, 1952, 1960, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1976

Class of 1981
—Frank Clair
—Eric Duggan
—Gerry James
—John "Red" O'Quinn