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Stampeders Mourn the Death of Don Sutherin

January 11, 2022 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Calgary Stampeders News Release


It is with great sadness the Calgary Stampeders have learned of the death of Don Sutherin. He was 85.

A member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Sutherin's 34 years as a player and coach in the Canadian Football League included a two-season stint as defensive backs coach with the Stampeders. He was on Calgary head coach Wally Buono's staff when the Stampeders won the 1992 Grey Cup.

"Sudsy was a great person and coach who was a lot of fun to work with," said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel, who was also part of the Stamps coaching staff in 1992. "He contributed so much to the CFL over the years and he will be sadly missed. On behalf of the entire Stampeders organization, I offer my heartfelt condolences to his family and friends."

In addition to his time with the Stampeders, Sutherin coached with Hamilton, Edmonton and the Ottawa Rough Riders including 55 games as the Tiger-Cats' head coach from 1994-97. As a player, he played a total of 12 seasons for Hamilton, Ottawa and Toronto and was a part of four Grey Cup-championship teams. He also played for the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League.


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