Grey Cup-winning coach adds talents to TCS football squad

Trinity College School’s Bigside football team is thrilled to welcome Grey Cup-winning coach Adam Rita to the sidelines this year. Mr. Rita brings to the team nearly 30 years of CFL coaching experience, as well as prior experience coaching at the college level.

Hailing from Hawaii, Mr. Rita first joined the CFL in 1983 as offensive coordinator with the B.C. Lions, following a 12-year college coaching career that included stints with University of Hawaii, UNLV and Boise State, his alma mater. He helped Coach Don Matthews lead the Lions to a Grey Cup in 1985. He went on to work with Coach Matthews on the Toronto Argonauts staff, taking over as head coach in 1991 and winning the Grey Cup as well as Coach of the Year honours.

It was also in 1991 that Mr. Rita first began helping out with the TCS team, helping the School win the ISAA (precursor to the CISAA) league championship. Over the years Mr. Rita has frequently assisted with the School’s teams, working with them in training sessions and on the sidelines during games. In addition to his current assistant coaching role, Mr. Rita has also become a TCS parent, with his son Harrison entering Grade 9 this year.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Rita has won six Grey Cup rings and most recently he served as general manager and vice president, football operations for the Toronto Argonauts.

The TCS Bigside coaching team of Drew Allen, Tom Langford, Michel Cameron and Tom Tansley is excited to work with Mr. Rita as they head into the fall 2012 CISAA league season. “It is terrific to have such a good friend of mine and of TCS working with us on a full-time basis,” said Coach Allen.