Awarded to the player(s) on each Maulers team who have exhibited outstanding heart, effort and leadership.
was an outstanding football player and an outstanding contributor to our community. Bob was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and was a Tri-state All Star in football. He received a scholarship to the University of Maryland where he played offensive and defensive line and was a place kicker. He received his degree in education in 1953 and was drafted by and played for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.
Bob came to Canada in 1954 and was a member of three Grey Cup winning Edmonton Eskimo teams in 1954-55-56. He kicked the winning convert in the 1954 Grey Cup game. Bob retired from playing after the 1956 season but not from football.
He taught at Victoria Composite where he was head coach of the City Senior Football Champions in 1966 and 1967. He moved to Bonnie Doon Composite as assistant principal and won two City Senior Football titles as head coach of the Lancers in 1972 and 1973. He was principal at Victoria and at M.E. Lazerte Composite High School where he coached his teams to four more City Senior Football championships.
Bob retired from teaching but continued to serve the community including membership on the Edmonton Police Commission and the Edmonton Public School Board. Bob passed away in 2007. Bob’s son Matt Dean coached the Peewee and Bantam teams from 1999 to 2002 and was head coach of the 2002 Bantam Tier II champions.
Bob’s grandson Ryan Dean played for the Grizzlies from 1998 to 2002.
The Bob Dean Award is awarded to the player(s) who have exhibited outstanding heart, effort and leadership.