Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Al Bruno dies at the age of 87
By: The Canadian Press
HAMILTON - Al Bruno, the former Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach who led the club to a Grey Cup title in 1986, has died at the age of 87.
The Ticats made the announcement Monday on their Twitter account, stating Bruno passed away Sunday night.
The cause of death was not immediately known.
Bruno, a native of West Chester, Pa., served as Hamilton’s player-personnel director from 1982-83 before being promoted to head coach, a position he held until being fired during the 1990 season.
Bruno led the Ticats to four Grey Cup appearances, winning in 1986 when a 9-8-1 Hamilton squad upset the 13-4-1 Edmonton Eskimos 39-15 in Vancouver, securing Bruno the CFL’s coach-of-the-year honour.
Bruno also won a Grey Cup as a player in 1952 with the Toronto Argonauts.