Monday, December 7, 2015
LAPOLICE BACK TO THE BOMBERS
The former Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach has been hired by the team as its new offensive co-ordinator.
The Blue Bombers tweeted a 19-second video Monday night depicting LaPolice and head coach Mike O’Shea signing a contract and shaking hands.
“Fire it up,” LaPolice says in the video after being introduced as the new offensive co-ordinator by O’Shea.
The 45-year-old LaPolice served as Winnipeg’s head coach from 2010 to 2012. He compiled a 16-28 record during that time.
He will replace Marcel Bellefeuille, whose contract was not renewed by the Bombers following the 2015 season.
LaPolice first broke into the CFL as a receivers coach with the Toronto Argonauts in 2000 before joining the Bombers as an offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks, receivers and running backs coach two years later. He also worked as a receivers coach with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders.
LaPolice has worked as a CFL broadcaster since 2012.
Winnipeg finished fourth in the West division with a 5-13 record last season.