John Payne’s Canadian Football Coaching History

Coaching Terms

Head Coach

  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (Dec 21, 1972 – Dec 31, 1976)
  • CFL All-Stars (Jun 27, 1973 – Jun 27, 1973) (Interim)
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Aug 11, 1978 – Dec 8, 1980)
  • Ottawa Rough Riders (Jul 4, 1996 – Feb 1, 1997)

Assistant Coach

  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers – Assistant (1970)
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers – Offensive line (1991)
  • Toronto Argonauts – Offensive line (1992)
  • Sacramento Gold Miners – Offensive line (1993)
  • BC Lions – Offensive Coordinator (1994)
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers – Defensive line (1995)
John Payne's Head Coaching Regular Season Record
Year Team – Division GP W L T PF PA
Total 123 61 60 2 2528 2569
1973 Saskatchewan Roughriders – Western Conference 16 10 6 0 360 287
1974 Saskatchewan Roughriders – Western Conference 16 9 7 0 305 289
1975 Saskatchewan Roughriders – Western Conference 16 10 5 1 373 309
1976 Saskatchewan Roughriders – Western Conference 16 11 5 0 427 238
1978 Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Eastern Conference 11 4 7 0 135 271
1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Eastern Conference 16 6 10 0 280 338
1980 Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Eastern Conference 16 8 7 1 332 377
1996 Ottawa Rough Riders – East Division 16 3 13 0 316 460
John Payne's Head Coaching Playoff Record
Year Team – Division GP W L T PF PA
Total 10 5 5 0 260 227
1973 Saskatchewan Roughriders – Western Conference 2 1 1 0 56 38
1974 Saskatchewan Roughriders – Western Conference 2 1 1 0 51 45
1975 Saskatchewan Roughriders – Western Conference 2 1 1 0 60 54
1976 Saskatchewan Roughriders – Western Conference 1 1 0 0 23 13
1978 Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Eastern Conference 1 0 1 0 20 35
1979 Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Eastern Conference 1 0 1 0 26 29
1980 Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Eastern Conference 1 1 0 0 24 13
John Payne's Head Coaching Grey Cup Record
Year Team – Division GP W L T PF PA
Total 2 0 2 0 30 71
1976 Saskatchewan Roughriders – Western Conference 1 0 1 0 20 23
1980 Hamilton Tiger-Cats – Eastern Conference 1 0 1 0 10 48