An extensive football career in both the NFL and CFL.
Infamous for his assesment of Ron Lancaster in SSK and a controversial coach and GM here. Took over from Geo. Dickson about midway (?) through the 76 season . Under Shaw Jimmy Jones , Jimmy Edwards and co. caught fire in second half of season and narrowly lost to Ottawa in EFC Final. The only glimmer of success in the otherwise disasterous mid - late 70s here.
A coach, GM of the old old school. The rather be feared than liked type with the stories and rumours to match.
No doubt mightypope can give further details of his tenure here.
In 1976 Shaw took over from Dickson two games into reg. season. I believe the story went Dickson, after losing all four ex. games and first two games of the season, in a postgame interview on the radio stating HAM was "the worst organization I've ever been a part of" or words to that effect...
8) Yes indeed, Bob Shaw was from the old school as a GM and a Head Coach.
Put him in the same old school category as Ralph Sazio, Jim Trimble and Frank Kush.
Too many great tales to even remember half of them during his tenure in Hamilton.
One memberable moment still stands out in my mind. It involved Bob Shaw when he was the HC here, and he got
into a physical altercation with former TiCat Star CB, David Shaw on the sideline during a game in Hamilton.
Bob was giving David a real dressing down in front of the Cat bench. Apparently David was not in the mood to listen
to him and more or less gave him the finger, and turned his back on Bob.
Bob immediately grabbed David by the back of his jersey and almost lifted him off the ground to reprimand him.
Ahh, the good old days for sure !!! Memories galore.
I believe after he left Hamilton that Bob was a scout for the New York Yankees for a while also.