(Vancouver) The BC Lions Football Club is saddened to report that former head coach Vic Rapp has passed away in Florida at the age of 80.
Rapp was the club’s head coach for six seasons (1977 to 1982) and was 53-39-4 during his time with the Leos.
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|BC||1977||10||6||0||.625||2nd in West Division||1||1||Lost in West Final|
|BC||1978||7||7||2||.500||4th in West Division||0||0||Missed Playoffs|
|BC||1979||9||6||1||.600||3rd in West Division||0||1||Lost in West Semifinal|
|BC||1980||8||7||1||.533||4th in West Division||0||0||Missed Playoffs|
|BC||1981||10||6||0||.625||3rd in West Division||1||1||Lost in West Final|
|BC||1982||9||7||0||.563||4th in West Division||0||0||Missed Playoffs|
Hired by late Lions president and CEO Bob Ackles, Rapp came to the Lions after a five-year stay in Edmonton as offensive coordinator and was the CFL’s Coach of the Year in 1977 after leading the team to a 10-6 record and an appearance in the West Final.
He was inducted onto the BC Lions Wall of Fame in 2010.
In addition to his CFL coaching stops in Edmonton and BC, Rapp also served in the NFL with the Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals.