Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame

Douglas Hargreaves

Nickname: Doug
Birth: December 20, 1931
Deceased: July 05, 2016
Home Town: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Inducted as: Athlete
Inducted for: Football,
Inducted in: 2003


As a teacher, a coach and administrator, Doug has few equals. He played football and basketball at Queen’s University and he coached minor league, high school and university teams in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia.

Doug was head football coach at Royal Military College from 1965 to 1970 and basketball coach there 1968-70. He went on to be athletics director and football coach at Dalhousie University in Halifax, and he returned to Kingston in 1976 to become head football coach at Queen’s. His teams reached the playoffs 16 consecutive seasons, winning nine conference titles and, in 1978 and 1992, two national championships.

Doug retired in 1994 with a lifetime record of 127-103-3. When he retired, he had coached more (233) university football games than anyone else in Canada, and held the record for the most victories (109) by a coach at Queen’s. Doug won the Frank Tindall Trophy as CIAU coach of the year in 1983.

An avid sailor and downhill skier, Doug helped to develop Football Canada’s coaching certification program, and he pioneered its export to numerous European countries. His leadership and personal integrity influenced the careers of hundreds of players, guiding many of them into their own coaching careers.