CFL Coach Don Matthews Passed Away, CFL Community Mourns

He was simply know as “the Don” in the CFL community. On Wednesday afternoon the CFL announced that legendary coach Don Matthews had passed away at the age of 77. Matthews won 5 Grey Cups, 5 time CFL Coach of the Year winner and had 231 wins on his impressive resume. in 2011 he was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.
“We are so saddened by the passing of our legendary coach Don Matthews,” said Michael Copeland, President and CEO of the Argonauts. “Twenty years ago, Don led the Argos to back-to-back Grey Cup championships. We were hopeful he could join us later this year when we honour those Grey Cup teams. But on that day, and every day thereafter, he will always be in our hearts. On behalf of our entire organization and our fans, we send our deepest condolences to the Matthews family, and his many friends and fans across the country. We mourn his passing, but we celebrate his life. We will be forever grateful for the memories he has given us.”