Team History

 Members of the 1996 Yates Cup winning team Defensive Line, including current Gryphon Coach Brian Cluff

Members of the 1996 Yates Cup winning team Defensive Line, including current Gryphon Coach Brian Cluff

The University of Guelph Gryphon Football Team plays its intercollegiate schedule in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) division of the U Sports League in Canada.

The Guelph Gryphons began in 1950, before the University of Guelph was founded. At this time, the team was a representation of the Ontario Agricultural College and played in the Intercollegiate Intermediate Football Union.

In 1964, the team officially became the Guelph Gryphons, as that was the year the University was founded. In 1980, the Gryphons were one of the founding members to join the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and continue to play there today.

The Gryphons are 4-time Yates Cup champions, winning in 1984, 1992, 1996, and 2015.

In 1984, the Gryphons also went on to win the Vanier Cup national championship.

Yates Cup 2015 Slideshow