info on 1976 season requested

Hi folks,

I am close to completing a comprehensive list of all-time Ticat coaching records. My thread on this topic is at ... ic&t=14287 .

I would appreciate it if someone could provide me with the following piece of information: when was head coach George Dickson replaced by GM Bob Shaw during the 1976 season?

I require the date of Dickson's firing so I can piece his coaching record together as well as Bob Shaw's. Once I have those details, I will be able to post a complete coaching record list from the 1950 merger to the present.

Oski Wee Wee,

George Dickson was fired on July 30/76. after game two, in a road loss to the B.C. Lions. Bob Shaw's first game as coach was on August 7/76. at home, against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

game two?
wow.... i think that's the definition of a quick hook.
there must've been more to it than just losing a couple of games. assuming they also lost game one.

I think the Ticats also lost all 4 pre-season games, so were 0-6.

As I recall, Tom Dimitroff also failed to last much longer than 2 fact, I'm not sure he lasted past the pre-season, did he?

He never made it to the regular season. I do recall Dickson did in his case.

Thanks for the answer to my question -- I will complete the records accordingly and post the list in a new thread.

The thread is up at

[url=] ... ic&t=14332[/url] . Thanks to Mightypope for his answer.

Oski Wee Wee,

Dimitroff is currently director of college scouting for the New England Patriots.

Okay folks, time for some facts. Although the Hamilton Tiger-Cats media guides continually make the same mistake, Tom Dimitroff did indeed coach the Ticats in the 1978 regular season. In fact, he lasted five games, with a record of 1-win 3-losses and 1-tie. He was fired on Friday August 11/78., two days after a home loss to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. John Payne took over as head coach starting with a road game in Ottawa on August 15/78. On another note, George Dickson did lose all four of his pre-season games as head coach.

Thanks MP -- I noted your input in my coaches list thread and made the necessary changes.

I am really surprised that the media guide still hasn't been fixed. The Dimitroff episode was a little fuzzy for me being twelve and all...LOL. I hope the number-crunching and other issues involved can find their way into a media guide fix sometime in the future.

As far as i can tell, the list is now fixed.

Oski Wee Wee,