Wally Buono

Bio

Full name: Pasquale Buono

Preferred name: Wally

Born July 2, 1950 in Potenza, Italy (70 years old)

Last Season (1981) Vitals:
  • Height: 5′ 11″
  • Position: LB
  • Jersey: #39
Amateur Programs
  • Idaho State
10 Season Career with MTL

Active years: 1972–1981

161 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 156 regular season games
  • 5 Grey Cup appearances (2 championship wins)
  • 1992 Winner (CGY) Coach of the Year
  • 1993 Winner (CGY) Coach of the Year
  • 2001 Runner Up (CGY) Coach of the Year
  • 2004 Runner Up (BC) Coach of the Year
  • 2006 Winner (BC) Coach of the Year
  • 2007 Runner Up (BC) Coach of the Year
  • 2011 Winner (BC) Coach of the Year
  • 2009 Winner (BC) Commissioner's Award
  • 2018 Winner (BC) Hugh Campbell Distinguished Leadership Award
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Wally Buono was inducted into the Builder wing in 2014 (CFHoF profile).

BC Sports Hall of Fame

Wally Buono was inducted into the Builder wing in 2016.

BC Football Hall of Fame

Wally Buono was inducted into the Special Award wing in 2018.

Season Team Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
10 seasons
(Rank: T464th,
95th percentile,
10 CFL seasons)
1 team 156
(Rank: T345th,
96th percentile,
156 CFL games)
0 5
1972 MTL 45 14 -- 0
1973 MTL 39 14 -- 0
1974 MTL 39 16 -- 1
1975 MTL 57 16 -- 1
1976 MTL 39 16 -- 0
1977 MTL 39 16 -- 1
1978 MTL 39 16 -- 1
1979 MTL 39 16 -- 1
1980 MTL 39 16 -- 0
1981 MTL 39 16 -- 0
  • Calgary Stampeders (Jan. 4, 1990 – Jan. 13, 2003)
  • BC Lions (Jan. 14, 2003 – Dec. 5, 2011)
  • BC Lions (Dec. 2, 2015 – Nov. 13, 2018)

Wally Buono's Head Coaching Record
SeasonGPWLTPCTPFPA
Regular Season45028216530.63313,64011,110
Playoffs32181400.563869835
Grey Cup95400.556217222
  • Montreal Concordes 1984
  • Montreal Concordes 1985 Linebackers
  • Montreal Alouettes 1986 Linebackers
  • Calgary Stampeders 1987 Defensive line
  • Calgary Stampeders 1988 Linebackers
  • Calgary Stampeders 1989 Defensive Coordinator