Mark McLoughlin (born October 26, 1965) is a former placekicker in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders from 1988 to 2003 and the BC Lions in 2005.[1][2] He won three Grey Cups for the Stampeders in 1992,[3] 1998,[2] and 2001,[4] and was the second leading scorer in CFL history, behind only Lui Passaglia, at the time of his retirement.[1] Seven times he scored over 200 points in a season with a career high of 220 in 1995 and tied that mark in 1996.

Mark McLoughlin
Born: (1965-10-26) October 26, 1965 (age 54)
Liverpool, England
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)K
CollegeSouth Dakota
CFL draft1988 / Round: 3 / Pick: 20
Drafted byCalgary Stampeders
Career history
As player
19882003Calgary Stampeders
2005BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star1994, 1996, 1999
CFL West All-Star1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
Awards1995, 1997 - Tom Pate Memorial Award

McLoughlin holds eight Western Division Scoring Crowns, is a five-time Western Division All-Star and also won the Northern Division All Star [5] and three-time CFL All-Star. He is also a two-time recipient of the CFLPA’s Tom Pate Memorial Award in 1995 and 1997 for his commitment on the football field and in the community.[6]

AffiliationsEdit

He also has a history of community involvement, having helped establish Stay-In-School initiatives in Calgary as well as a community partnership model to ensure equitable educational opportunities for students. Previously, he served as the Partnership Director for the Calgary Education Partnership Foundation, and has numerous other charitable involvements.

Post-Football careerEdit

On September 2, 2003, McLoughlin retired to become Team President of the Calgary Stampeders. He spent only 56 days in this position before he resigned to resume his playing career.[7]

Presently, McLoughlin was the Vice-President, Pathways and Corporate Development in the Pathways partnership between British Columbia-based credit union Envision Financial and Alberta-based credit union First Calgary Savings.

He was Vice-President for Advancement at Olds College in Olds, AB. He has since then become the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education at the Government of Saskatchewan.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "McLoughlin moves to Stamps front office". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2003-11-08. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  2. ^ a b Mackin, Bob (2005-10-13). "Lions bring in McLoughlin". Slam! Sports. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  3. ^ "Flutie stars in Grey Cup". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. 1992-11-30. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  4. ^ "Improbable Stamps win Grey Cup". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2001-11-26. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  5. ^ Mackin, Bob (2005-10-14). "From the Lions' den". Slam! Sports. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  6. ^ "Seven Inducted Into Coyote Sports Hall of Fame on Sept. 24; 1982–85 Women's BB Teams Also Recognized". University of South Dakota. 2005-09-16. Retrieved 2010-07-20.
  7. ^ "McLoughlin no longer Stampeders president". CBC. October 28, 2003. Retrieved July 1, 2013.