- Record-Tying Season: Guided Argonauts to 16 victories.
- Strategic Excellence: Achieved perfect home and divisional records.
- Pioneering Leadership: Eighth Argonaut to win Coach of the Year.
Ryan Dinwiddie, the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts, has been honored as the CFL’s Coach of the Year for 2023. This accolade was a major highlight at the CFL Awards, which were part of the larger Grey Cup Festival celebrated in Hamilton from November 13-19.
Under Dinwiddie’s leadership, the Argonauts tied the all-time victory record set by Edmonton in 1989, achieving an impressive 16 wins. His strategic vision and coaching prowess were evident as the team not only secured a perfect home record (9-0) but also remained undefeated against divisional opponents (10-0). This remarkable achievement reflects Dinwiddie’s ability to maximize his team’s potential and adapt to the dynamic nature of the game.
Dinwiddie, in his third season as head coach, has consistently demonstrated his exceptional coaching skills. His recognition as Coach of the Year marks him as the eighth from the Toronto Argonauts to receive this honor, and the first since Marc Trestman in 2017. Receiving 58 first-place votes, his award is a testament to his outstanding leadership and the respect he commands within the league.
Dinwiddie’s success as the 2023 Coach of the Year not only celebrates his individual accomplishments but also underscores the strength and cohesiveness of the Toronto Argonauts under his guidance. His impact on the team has led to one of the most successful seasons in their history, highlighting his role as a pivotal figure in Canadian football coaching.
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