George Cortez
Calgary Stampeders
Born: (1951-02-11) February 11, 1951 (age 71)
Port Arthur, Texas
Career information
Position(s)Running backs coach
Career history
As coach
1979–1982Rice (OLC)
19841985Montreal Concordes (RBC)
1986Montreal Alouettes (DLC)
1987–1989Lamar (OLC/RBC)
19901991Ottawa Rough Riders (STC/DLC)
19921994Calgary Stampeders (OLC)
1995–1996SMU (QC)
1997Calgary Stampeders (SC)
19982001Calgary Stampeders (OC/QC)
2002–2005California (OC/QC)
2006Saskatchewan Roughriders (OC)
20072009Calgary Stampeders (OC)
20102011Buffalo Bills (QC)
2012Hamilton Tiger-Cats (HC/OC)
20132014Saskatchewan Roughriders (OC)
2015BC Lions (OC)
2020–presentCalgary Stampeders (RBC)
Honours5x Grey Cup champion – (1992, 1998, 2001, 2008, 2013)

George Cortez (born February 11, 1951) is the running backs coach for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.[1] He was notably the head coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the 2012 season.[2] His coaching career began in 1979 where he was the offensive line coach for the Rice Owls of Rice University. In terms of professional football, he has also coached in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes/Concordes, Ottawa Rough Riders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, and BC Lions.[3] He attended Texas A&M University.

Head coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Result
HAM 2012 6 12 0 .333 4th in East Division - - Failed to Qualify
Total 6 12 0 .333 0 Division
0 0 0 Grey Cups


  1. ^ "Stampeders announce 2020 football staff". Canadian Football League. January 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "Tiger-Cats fire head coach George Cortez". CBC. December 11, 2012. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "Cortez headlines Tedford's new-look coaching staff". Canadian Football League. January 22, 2015. Retrieved January 16, 2020.