Toronto Argonauts Alumni Association
He was an Argo: Norm Stoneburgh
(October 27, 2019) The association is saddened to learn of the passing of Norm Stoneburgh. He passed away Thursday at the age of 84.
Norm was a former all-star center who played for the Toronto Argonauts (1955-1967), and was a longtime volunteer at the Scott Mission, St. Felix Centre, Evangel Hall and Dorothy Ley Hospice. He was selected as a member of the All-Time Argo depth chart in 2007.
Meet GM Pinball!
“I informed Jim yesterday afternoon that we do not plan to renew his agreement when it expires at the end of the year,” said Argos President Bill Manning. “To get a head start on the transition, Jim will relinquish his GM duties now but will remain available to assist our ownership and executive team through December 31st.”
In addition, John Murphy was named vice president of player personnel and will work closely with Clemons on the roster.
Clemons is one of the most legendary figures in Argonauts history and his contributions on the field and in the front office are countless. Known affectionately as “Pinball”, Clemons played twelve seasons in Double Blue where he was one of the most prolific players in Canadian Football League history, setting a league record for most combined yards all-time in the regular season with 25,438 yards while winning three Grey Cup championships as a player. He would serve twice as Head Coach of the Argos where he earned the second-most wins in team history with 67 while adding another Grey Cup championship in 2004. He also served as Argos team president from November 2001 to September 2002 and Chief Executive Officer of the team from December 2007 to November 2008 before being appointed Vice Chair of the team in May 2009, a role he has held since.
In memorium: Bob Kotzer
The association is saddened to learn of the passing of Bob Kotzer.
September 17, 1952 – September 5, 2019
Beloved husband of Gloria Piercey Kotzer
Loving father to Lauren Hayley Kotzer
Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend, Confidant, Colleague, Mentor
Celebration of Life
Thursday, October 3, 2019
4:30 – 7:30 pm
Argonaut Rowing Club, Toronto
Terry Greer is a Hall of Famer
(Aug. 9, 2019) Legendary Toronto Argonauts wide receiver Terry Greer has been inducted by the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Greer played in Toronto from 1980-85 when an overlapping CFL career created a memorable pass-catch tandem with quarterback Condredge Holloway, a fellow Hall of Famer. Terry went on to success in the NFL with Cleveland (1986), San Francisco (1987-89) and Detroit (1990). He won a Grey Cup with the Argos (1983) and two Super Bowls with the 49ers (1988 and 1989). Other members of that 1983 Argo team that won the first Grey Cup for the franchise since 1952 that are already in the Hall: President Ralph Sazio, Head Coach Bob O’Billovich, offensive lineman Dan Ferrone, Holloway and punter Hank Ilesic.
Greer was joined as a 2019 inductee by David Williams who played for five teams in the CFL from 1988 to 1995: the BC Lions in 1988-89, Ottawa Rough Riders in 1990, Edmonton Eskimos in 1991, the Argos in 1991-92 and Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1993 to 1995. Williams was a member of the 1991 Grey Cup champion Argos squad.
Saluting Terry at his induction festivities at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field were former 1983 Argos Steve Ackroyd, Bob Bronk, Ferrone (who made the presentation), Hank Ilesic, Paul Pearson, Geoff Townsend, trainer Fred Dunbar and equipment manager Danny Webb.
Argos in the Hall of Fame
Finally the kid is in the hall (Hogan)
Canadian Football Hall of Fame
At the game: Wiltshire and Winters
(July 6, 2019) Kelly Witshire (Argos 1997-99) and Chuck Winters (Argos 2003-08) met fans at the Argo Shipyard on Saturday.
He was an Argo: Bill Myers
(April 26, 2019) Sadly the alumni association has learned of the death of Bill Myers, who played for the Argos in 1945-46 (both Grey Cup seasons) and again in 1948. He will be missed by the love of his life and wife of 63 years, Janet (“Jenny” nee McNeil). He is survived by his children Lynn (Steve Doyle), Lee (Steve Brandt), Tracy (Myron Makepeace), son Brian and grandchildren Brian and Annie Brandt, Scott Doyle, Chloe and Kailen Makepeace.