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This Lions of Saskatchewan project has been developed to draw attention to "Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy". The purpose is to raise funds for the Saskatchewan Heart & Stroke Foundation and to educate young athletes, their parents and their coaches.

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BRIAN TOWRISS, A former defensive tackle for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, Brian Towriss coached at his alma mater for 37 years.  Joining the Huskies as an assistant coach in 1979, he served as Head Coach from 1984 to 2016, when he retired. Towriss led his team to nine Vanier Cup appearances ( 1989, 1990, 1994, 1996,1998, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006) and three national championships (1990, 1996, and 1998).  He holds the national record in wins by a university football coach at 196 and has coached the most games in university sport with 315. During his tenure, Towriss coached 71 All-Canadians, had 47 players join the CFL and one go on to have a career in the NFL. He is inducted in the 2017 Canadian Football Hall of Fame in the “Builder” Category.