Peter Connellan
Biographical details
Born1936 or 1937 (age 86–87)[1]
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970s–1983Univ. of Calgary (assistant)
1983–1995Univ. of Calgary
2004–2005Univ. of Calgary (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall87–38–2 (.682)

Peter Connellan (born 1936) is a retired Canadian football coach. He coached the University of Calgary Dinos football team from 1983 to 1995.[2] He was also a professor in the Department of Physical Education at the University of Calgary.[3]

Coaching career

Under Connellan's leadership, the Dinos won Canada West championships in 1977, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1992, 1993, and 1995, as well as the Vanier Cup championship in 1983, 1985, 1988, and 1995. Connellan was inducted into the Dinos' Hall of Fame in 2008,[4] the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame in 1998,[5] and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2012.[6][7] In 1977 and 1983, he won the Frank Tindall Trophy as the CIS coach of the year.


  1. ^ "Connellan honoured by hall call". Toronto Sun.
  2. ^ "Peter Connellan and the will to prepare".
  3. ^ "University of Calgary Athletics".
  4. ^ "Peter Connellan (2008) - Hall of Fame". University of Calgary Athletics. Retrieved 2021-08-25.
  5. ^ "Connellan, Peter".
  6. ^ George Johnson. "Johnson: Dinos legend Connellan headed into Hall".
  7. ^ "Peter Connellan". Canadian Football Hall of Fame. 2012.