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News Release - Queen's University renames street in honour of Doug Hargreaves

Friday, October 18, 2019

(October 2019) In recognition of Doug Hargreaves achievements and lasting contributions to Queen’s, the university has renamed the main thoroughfare through West Campus as Hargreaves Way.

During his 19 years leading the Queen’s Gaels football program, Doug Hargreaves, Arts’60, was recognized not only as one of the best head coaches in the history of Queen’s but in all of university football as well. During his time as head coach, the Gaels won the Vanier Cup in 1978 and 1992 and captured eight conference titles. Overall, Mr. Hargreaves finished with a 110-59-3 (wins-losses-ties) record. His 1978 national championship team finished with a perfect 10-0 record. In 1983, Mr. Hargreaves was recognized as Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Coach of the Year, receiving the Frank Tindall Trophy.

Mr. Hargreaves, who was also an associate professor in the Queen’s School of Physical Health and Education, led the team to the playoffs 16 consecutive times and won the Vanier Cup, the national title for university football, twice. At the helm of the Gaels from 1976 to 1994, he retired as one of the winningest coaches in the history of university sports.

A Queen’s alumnus, Mr. Hargreaves passed away from cancer on July 5, 2016.


“Coach Hargreaves was a very special part of life at Queen’s during his time with the university and he had a positive influence on many within the Queen’s community, particularly his players. His legacy of competitiveness and integrity live on today with the Gaels program and now is recognized on campus with the naming of Hargreaves Way.”

- Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)


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