Tom Higgins, Jr.

Vitals

Full name: Thomas Joseph John Higgins, Jr.

Preferred name: Tom

Born July 13, 1954 in Newark, NJ (65 years old)

Football program: North Carolina State

Last Season Played: 1980

Position: LB

Jersey: #50

Career

2 Season Career with CGY, SSK

Active years: 1976, 1980

17 career games (See notes)

  • 17 regular season games

Awards

  • 1976 Team Nominee Most Outstanding Rookie
  • 2002 Runner Up Coach of the Year
  • 2003 Winner Coach of the Year
  • 2005 Winner Coach of the Year
  • 2014 Runner Up Coach of the Year

Star of the Week/Top Performer

Weekly
Monthly

Tom Higgins, Jr. Career Game Participation

Season Team Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
2 seasons
(Rank: T4884th,
59th percentile)
2 teams 17
(Rank: 5307th,
55th percentile)
0 0
1976 CGY 75 10 -- 0
1980 SSK 50 7 -- 0

Head Coach

  • Edmonton Eskimos (June 18, 2001 – Nov. 10, 2004)
  • Calgary Stampeders (Jan. 14, 2005 – Nov. 15, 2007)
  • Montreal Alouettes (Feb. 24, 2014 – Aug. 21, 2015)

Tom Higgins, Jr.'s Head Coaching Record
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season152846710.5564,0603,737
Playoffs93600.333230247
Grey Cup21100.5005047

Assistant Coach

  • Calgary Stampeders 1985 Special teams
  • Calgary Stampeders 1986 Linebackers
  • Calgary Stampeders 1987 Special teams
  • Calgary Stampeders 1988 Offensive line
  • Calgary Stampeders 1989 Offensive line
  • Calgary Stampeders 1990 Assistant Head Coach
  • Calgary Stampeders 1991 Defensive line
  • Calgary Stampeders 1994 Defensive line