Back to Mac: Marauders to hire Stefan Ptaszek as head coach


McMaster University plans to hire Stefan Ptaszek as head coach of the Marauders football program.

Ptaszek was the bench boss at Mac from 2006-2015 spending 10 years in Hamilton winning three Ontario University Athletics championships, one Vanier Cup title in 2011 and named the USports coach of the year in 2012.

The 47-year-old spent the 2018 season as offensive coordinator for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds. Prior to that Ptaszek was the offensive coordinator for two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a position he left McMaster to take in 2016.

For the majority of his coaching career, Ptaszek has been in Ontario. After finishing grad school at UBC, Ptaszek was hired as the offensive coordinator at Wilfrid Laurier University for three seasons (2003-2005), winning two Yates Cups and a national crown in 2005.


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