Kent Austin

Vitals

Full name: Richard Kent Austin

Preferred name: Kent

Born June 25, 1963 in Natick, MA (56 years old)

Football program: Mississippi

Last Season Played: 1996

Player classification: Import

Height: 6′ 1″

Position: QB

Jersey: #5

Career

10 Season Career with SSK, BC, TOR, WPG

Active years: 1987–1996

150 career games (See notes)

  • 148 regular season games
  • 2 Grey Cup appearances (2 championship wins)

Awards

  • 1990 Team Nominee Most Outstanding Player
  • 1991 Team Nominee Most Outstanding Player
  • 1992 Team Nominee Most Outstanding Player
  • 2007 Winner Coach of the Year
  • 2013 Runner Up Coach of the Year
  • 1989 Winner Grey Cup Most Valuable Offensive Player

Star of the Week/Top Performer

Weekly
1987
  • Offensive Star Week 17
1990
  • Offensive Star Week 1
  • Offensive Star Week 9
1991
  • Offensive Star Week 8
  • Offensive Star Week 12
1992
  • Offensive Star Week 6
  • Offensive Star Week 8
  • Offensive Star Division Semi-Finals
1993
  • Offensive Star Week 16
Monthly

Kent Austin Career Game Participation

Season Team Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
10 seasons
(Rank: T483rd,
95th percentile)
4 teams 148
(Rank: 420th,
96th percentile)
0 2
1987 SSK 5 5 -- 0
1988 SSK 5 14 -- 0
1989 SSK 5 18 -- 1
1990 SSK 5 16 -- 0
1991 SSK 5 13 -- 0
1992 SSK 5 18 -- 0
1993 SSK 5 17 -- 0
1994 BC 5 16 -- 1
1995 TOR 5 16 -- 0
1996 WPG 5 15 -- 0

Head Coach

  • Saskatchewan Roughriders (Dec. 6, 2006 – Jan. 16, 2008)
  • Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Dec. 17, 2012 – Aug. 24, 2017)

Kent Austin's Head Coaching Record
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA

Assistant Coach

  • Ottawa Renegades 2003 Quarterbacks
  • Toronto Argonauts 2004 Offensive Coordinator
  • Toronto Argonauts 2005 Offensive Coordinator
  • Toronto Argonauts 2006 Offensive Coordinator