Ken Preston
Born:(1917-10-19)October 19, 1917
Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada
Died:August 2, 1991(1991-08-02) (aged 73)
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Career information
Position(s)QB, HB
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight185 lb (84 kg)
CollegeQueen's University
Career history
As coach
1940, 1943, 1946–1948Saskatchewan Roughriders
As player
1940Saskatchewan Roughriders
1941–1942Winnipeg Blue Bombers
1943Saskatchewan Roughriders
1945Ottawa Rough Riders
1946–1948Saskatchewan Roughriders
As General Manager
1958–1978Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Kenneth Joseph Preston (October 19, 1917 – August 2, 1991) was a Canadian football player, coach and executive. He played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders (3 stints), Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Ottawa Rough Riders.[1][2][3][4] He was the Head Coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1946 to 1947.[3] From 1958 to 1978, he was the Roughriders' General Manager.[1] He was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1980[5] and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1990.[1] He also was inducted into the Roughriders' plaza of honor in 1987.[6] From 1962 until his retirement in 1979, they made the playoffs every year.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Ken Preston — Canadian Football Hall of Fame".
  2. ^ "Ken Preston Stats - Pro Football Archives". www.profootballarchives.com.
  3. ^ a b "Ken Preston Statistics on JustSportsStats.com". www.justsportsstats.com.
  4. ^ "Ken Preston Statistics on StatsCrew.com". www.statscrew.com.
  5. ^ "Kenneth "Ken" Preston".
  6. ^ a b "Rob Vanstone: Ken Preston named Saskatchewan Roughriders' top builder". leaderpost.