Volume 92, Issue 94

Thursday, March 25, 1999


Martinelli steps down ending era

Stanley Cup for sale

Stampeders riding Fordes's fullback

Annunziata remembers his Western roots

Western Rewind

Western Rewind

March 21, 1975 – Darwin Semotiuk is favoured in a two man battle for the head football coaching duties at Western. The position was left vacant by Frank Cosentino who stepped down in Jan. 1975.

Appointment committee chair Bob Barney said Semotiuk and an unnamed assistant coach at Brigham Young University were both being considered for the position. Semotiuk was an assistant coach with the Mustangs during the previous season while the BYU coach was a former athlete in the Canadian Football League. The unnamed candidate was also a doctor in education with a specialization in physical education.

Interviews with the two candidates were underway and Barney expected a decision to be made within the week.

A week later, Semotiuk won the position and added assistant coach Larry Haylor and linebacker coach Bill Imrie to his staff.

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