Ken Preston

Class of 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.


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


  • Grey Cup Participation as a Player
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams as a Player
  • Grey Cup Participation as an Executive
    1966, 1967, 1969, 1972, 1976
  • Grey Cup Winning Teams as an Executive