Cosentino, Frank

Frank Cosentino, football player, educator (b at Hamilton, Ont 22 May 1937). He played 10 years in the Canadian Football League after a stellar university career at the University of Western Ontario, where he quarterbacked and captained the first Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union football champion in 1959. His CFL career began in 1960 with the HAMILTON TIGER-CATS, and he played there until 1966, participating on two GREY CUP championship squads in 1963 and 1965. He was traded to Edmonton in 1967 and again to Toronto in 1969, where he finished his career that year. After six years of teaching and coaching at the University of Western Ontario in London where his teams won Vanier Cups in 1971 and 1974, he joined York University in Toronto as professor and chair of Physical Education and Athletics, serving from 1976 to 1981. He retired from York University in 1997 as Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar. An able pro quarterback, Cosentino is also known for his several books on the CFL and the history of football and sports in Canada.