McMaster inks Ptaszek to new contract

Marauders football head coach Stefan Ptaszek has signed a new long-term contract with McMaster.

“I am extremely excited to confirm that Stef has agreed to a new contract that will see him at the helm of the Marauder football program,” said Jeff Giles, McMaster Director of Athletics and Recreation.

“He has done a phenomenal job of building this program to the point where it is clearly one of the preeminent in the country, and I look forward to watching as he and his staff add a few more exciting new chapters to the Marauder football legacy in the coming years.”

The new contract extension comes on the heels of the most successful football season in McMaster history, climaxed by last month’s electrifying 41-38 Vanier Cup victory over the powerhouse Laval Rouge et Or.

“This season has been a humbling experience but it’s exciting to know that we get to try and do it again,” said Ptaszek, who just completed his sixth season on the Marauder sideline. “I am thrilled and very appreciative of the confidence being shown in me and our program. It’s been a wonderful journey and I’m looking forward to continuing it with my Marauder family.”

During his six years as head coach, Ptaszek has compiled an overall record of 40 wins and 19 defeats. In Ontario University Athletics conference play he is 34-14 and has a 6-5 post-season record.