Football

A New Decade, A New Coach

The 1960s had been a disappointing time for Mustangs fans. With John Metras’ retirement from coaching at the end of the decade the search for a replacement was on. Frank Cosentino, a former UWO student and captain of the 1959 champion- ship team, was interested in the position but there was a catch. He was already in a contract with the Toronto Argonauts. Fortunately former Mustangs coach and chairman of the National Advisory Council on Fitness and Amateur Sport, Bill L’Heureux, pulled a few strings and managed to negotiate a release of Cosentino’s contract at the end of the 1969 CFL season. Cosentino’s first year coaching started out slow but it ended positively, with the Mustangs winning five out of their last six games in 1970.

 

Frank Cosentino

Though he would only coach for five seasons, Cosentino led two teams to the national title.