Football builder Arthur Herbert (Bert) Warwick developed his love for the game of football as a quarterback at St. John’s College. The transition from thinking-man’s position as signal caller to that of coach came easily for Warwick. In 1934 he began coaching the YMHA juniors and reached the Western final on two occasions. Warwick then took over the reins at St. Paul’s College and then served as Assistant Coach to the Blue Bombers. He took over as Head Coach of Winnipeg’s professional team in 1945 and led it to the Grey Cup final, losing out to Toronto. But Warwick’s contribution to football went beyond coaching.
He served as President of the Winnipeg Junior Bombers. Warwick was regarded “from Vancouver to Winnipeg as the foremost authority on football rules in the West.” He served as Chairman of Rules Committee for the Canadian Football League and the Canadian Rugby Union for eight years. In all, he served Canadian football for more than five decades in one capacity or another. Bert Warwick was elected to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1964.
b. March, 1901
d. June, 1963