Scott Flory (BE’99) will lead a new era of Huskie football at the University of Saskatchewan. The 40-year-old former nine-time Canadian Football League all-star and three-time Grey Cup champion has been hired as the new head coach of the U of S Huskies football team.
Flory, who also served as head of the CFL Players Association following a 15-year professional playing career, is a former Huskie football standout who helped lead the team to two Vanier Cup national championship titles in 1996 and 1998 and has spent the previous three seasons serving as the Huskies’ offensive co-ordinator. He takes over from Brian Towriss, who had served as Huskies head coach for the past 33 years and left the program as the winningest university football coach in the country.
For Flory, it’s the chance of a lifetime to serve as the head coach of the football program that helped develop him into a CFL star.
“I am truly honoured and humbled to be selected as the head coach,” said Flory, who played five seasons with the Huskies from 1994 to 1998 and was twice named a CIS All-Canadian. “As a University of Saskatchewan football and engineering alumnus, I left this school and football program with the life skills necessary to be successful. After my playing career was over, being a head coach was a career aspiration of mine and to do it at my alma mater is a dream come true.”