Football head coach leaving the University of Guelph Gryphons

Guelph Mercury Tribune Staff

University of Guelph football Gryphons head coach Kevin MacNeill is leaving the football program.

MacNeill has been with the football program since 2010, starting first as a defensive coordinator. He assumed the head coach position in 2017 after serving as interim head coach for one year.

He is leaving the Gryphons “to explore other opportunities,” said an article posted at the Gryphons’ athletics website.

“Coach MacNeill has been instrumental in helping our football program become one of the best in the province, and we wish him well,” said Scott McRoberts, director of athletics.

Todd Galloway has been appointed interim coach. Galloway has been with the program for seven seasons. During his tenure as offensive coordinator, the Gryphons had a 31-8 regular season record and a 5-5 playoff record, including three Yates Cup appearances and a Yates Cup championship win in 2015. Galloway has also served as head of recruitment for the past two years.

“With more than a decade of diverse coaching experience at various levels, including U SPORTS, high school and varsity leagues, Todd’s proven to be a highly successful and intelligent coach,” McRoberts said, in the story. “It will be a seamless transition for both the coaching staff and the players.”

Galloway said he is honoured to be named interim head football coach. “I believe we have one of the strongest programs in the province, with a team of amazing young men. I am looking forward to watching them evolve into successful contenders this fall.”


6 Comments on Football head coach leaving the University of Guelph Gryphons

  1. Nice of him to leave in April to pursue other opportunities. Unless he was forced out this decision should have been made in November.

  2. Flanker41 // April 17, 2018 at 3:11 pm //

    Methinks Stefan Ptasek might have perked his ears up at this announcement. If the ‘interim’ label stays on all year and if he’s just on a year to year arrangement with UBC this would be a short drive from his family home next year.

  3. Jason Pautler // April 17, 2018 at 10:13 pm //

    What about Billy Brown?

  4. blackgold58 // April 17, 2018 at 11:45 pm //

    Best of luck Coach K-Mac!

  5. Dundas dude // April 19, 2018 at 7:06 pm //

    A great program with an impressive record. If the Mustangs, Gaels or Marauders can’t win the Vanier this year, I hope it’s the Gryphons.

  6. Yes, this would be a good spot for a guy like Stef Ptaszek – – clearly out of his league trying to coach at the pro level, his ceiling is at the CIS level.

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