EDMONTON ESKIMOS
IN THE HALL OF FAME

 

HUGH CAMPBELL (Inducted as a Builder February 22, 2000)

Hugh Campbell has been in the CFL for 26 seasons as a Player, Coach, General Manager and President & CEO.  Every year in the league he has been in the playoffs, 23 years in the Western Final, 14 years in the Grey Cup and 8 Grey Cup victories.

Hugh became the Eskimos' head coach in 1977.  He coached the Eskimos to a Canadian Football League record six straight first-place finishes in the western Division, six Grey Cup appearances in a row and five Grey Cup wins in a row, all CFL records.  His regular season coaching record of 70 wins, 21 losses and five ties in the best percentage in League history.

Hugh graduated from Washington State University with degrees in a Bachelor of Science in Education and Physical Education. He also holds a masters degree.  He and his wife, Louise, have four children and two grandchildren.

Hugh has been very active over the years continually supporting the CFL rules which make for a wide open faster game.  He has also been a leader in improving areas such as coaches' pensions, players' pensions, safety, per diems and health.

 

Awards and Honours:

* Washington State University Hall of Fame

* State of Washington Hall of Fame

* Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honour

* Whitworth College Hall of Fame

* Edmonton Eskimo Builders Wall of Honour

* Alberta Sports Hall of Fame


Text Source: www.cfl.ca

Updated and edited June 16, 2004