George Brancato .................. RIP

Sad day in Ottawa as we mourn one of Ottawa’s Best Coaches ever.

I totally remember his ice chewing demeanor standing on the Ottawa sidelines while going to Rough Rider games during the 70’s and 80’s.

Great coach and GREAT man indeed! too bad we got robbed in 1981 with a “double interference” call or he would have had his second Grey Cup as Head Coach after his first in 1976. 8)

Fixed the year . 73 Cup was Gotta as HC .

I remember the ice chewing as well . Really liked his style .

Great coach .

Fixed and thank you ;D

We had a bit more connection to him than some. My father, who was a long time Season Ticket holder from 1961 to 1996 and then again from 2002-2006, attended everything that was connected to Rough Riders (especially all the QB clubs hosted by local restaurants and taverns, where you would get know the person behind the titles)

Short story, my dad ended up meeting and then married George’s secretary in 1984. We have heard many stories and have some great memorabilia from those Rough Riders days.
Thanks for those memories George!! :slight_smile: