Leonard "Len" Back

Inducted in 1971

With Lenoard P. Back as manager, Hamilton Senior Teams won the Grey Cup Championship in 1928, 1929, 1932, and 1943. Back became team manager of the modern era Tiger-Cats in 1950, and remained in this position through the mid-1970’s. He served as the honourary manager through the 1980 season.

       Len Back was known for his amiability, his success in handling players, and his devotion to the game. A man of great humour, he was often selected as master of ceremonies for various football events. Back was honoured at the Grey Cup Dinner in 1961.




Career
Manager, Hamilton Tigers Juniors
1920
Manager, Hamilton Tigers Seniors
1928 – 1940, 1945 – 1947
Manager, Hamilton Flying Wildcats
1943
Manager, Hamilton Tigers Seniors
1948, 1949
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
1950 - 1980
Awards/Honours

    —Grey Cup Participation as an Executive
    1928, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1943, 1944

    —Grey Cup Winning Teams as an Executive
    1928, 1929, 1932, 1943

Class of 1971
—Leonard "Len" Back
—Jackie Parker
—Harold "Prince Hal" Patterson