Ptaszek, Stefan

Argo alumnus Ptaszek named Ticats OC

Stefan Ptaszek (born April 15, 1971 in Burlington, Ontario) is a former Canadian football wide receiver and head coach for the McMaster Marauders.

Collegiately, Ptaszek played CIAU football for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. He was named an all-Canadian three times and was part of the 1991 Yates Cup and 21st Vanier Cup championship team. Ptaszek was also named to the Golden Hawks Team of the Century and holds the school’s records for most receiving yards in a career and in a season. As a professional player, he played for six seasons for the BC Lions, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, and the Argos (from 1999-2000).

Ptaszek served as the offensive coordinator for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks for three seasons. During that time, he helped his team to win back to back Yates Cups in 2004 and 2005 and the 41st Vanier Cup.

Ptaszek became McMaster’s head coach in 2006 and won the school’s first Vanier Cup championship in 2011. Ptaszek also coached the Marauders to the longest winning streak in CIS history, winning 21 games in a row spanning over the 2011 and 2012 seasons. In 2012, he was named the CIS Coach of the Year.


May 6, 2016 – Argo alumnus Ptaszek named Ticats OC