Larry Haylor – Builder
The product of Prince Albert, Larry Haylor become a legend in coaching for the University of Western Ontario football Mustangs from 1984-2006 retiring as the all time winningest coach in Canadian University history with a record of 178-47-4, a mark many CIS football coaches think may never be equaled again.
Haylor’s teams had winning records in all 22 seasons he was coach at UWO including Yates Cup (Ontario Championships) in 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995 and 1998. The Mustangs won the Vanier Cup under Haylor in 1989, then in 1994 capped off a perfect 12-0 season winning a second Vanier Cup.
Haylor started his football career while pursuing an undergraduate degree and playing for the University of Saskatchewan from 1966 to 1970. He went on to coach the Huskies for three years while finishing his Master of Science degree before spending one season as the offensive coordinator for the Dalhousie Tigers.
His next move brought him to Western to work as offensive coordinator under Darwin Semotiuk, who had just taken over the Mustangs’ job from Frank Cosentino following a Vanier Cup winning season in 1974.