Ken Preston

Inducted in 1990

Ken Preston, “The Dean” of general managers, was instrumental in laying the foundation for excellent football in Saskatchewan over a 20-year period.

       Preston organized a minor football programme in the province and arranged for Canadian players to attend American colleges on football scholarships. Preston was adept at recruiting good talent on a tight budget and the team’s winning record reflected this ability. Under his administration, Saskatchewan played in five Grey Cup games, winning the trophy in 1966.

       Ken Preston is a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.




Career
Queen's University
1936 - 1939
Saskatchewan Roughriders as a Player/Coach
1940, 1943, 1946 - 1948
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1941, 1942
Ottawa Rough Riders
1945
GM of the Saskatchewan Roughriders
1958 - 1978
Awards/Honours

    —Grey Cup Participation as a Player
    1941

    —Grey Cup Winning Teams as a Player
    1941

    —Grey Cup Participation as an Executive
    1966, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1976

    —Grey Cup Winning Teams as an Executive
    1966

Class of 1990
—Eagle Keys
—Ken Preston
—Jim Corrigal
—Dave Fennell
—Marv Luster