Famous Burlingtonians

Ralph Sazio - Professional Football Player/Coach/Team President

Ralph Sazio has held a number of different positions in the CFL but is best known as the most successful coach for the Hamilton Tiger Cats. He was a player, assistant coach, head coach, general manager and team president with the Cats. During his time with the team as their head coach he won three championships and holds the highest winning percentage. Sazio also spent nine years as the team president for the Toronto Argonauts beginning in 1981. In 1998, Ralph was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in the builder category. He passed away in 2008.