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Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Montreal – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Wednesday their coordinators for the upcoming season. Khari Jones (offensive coordinator), Khalil Carter (defensive coordinator), Mickey Donovan (special teams coordinator) and Rich Stubler (special advisor to the defensive coordinator) will be the coordinators on head coach Mike Sherman's coaching staff for the 2018 season.

Jones started his coaching career in 2009 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he led the quarterbacks in his first two seasons before being promoted to offensive coordinator the following year. In 2012 and 2013, he coached the Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterbacks, helping his team win the Grey Cup in his second year. Originally from Hammond, IN, the 46-year-old coach enjoyed an 11-season career as a CFL quarterback, wearing the colours of the BC Lions, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Calgary Stampeders, the Edmonton Eskimos and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In 2001, he was elected to the CFL All-Star Team. He has also played in the Arena Football League and in the World League of American Football (later called NFL Europe).

Since 2015, Carter has been the defensive backs coach with the Calgary Stampeders. The 41-year-old coach led his team to back-to-back the regular season championships in in 2016-17, reaching the Grey Cup game both seasons. Calgary also allowed the fewest points in both seasons. In 2014, the Washington, D.C. native was a guest coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He retired as a player in 2010 after a professional career that included stops in the NFL, CFL, Arena Football League and NFL Europe. He wore the Alouettes jersey in 2008 helping the Montreal squad to play in the Grey Cup game at Olympic Stadium. He also played for the Toronto Argonauts and Buffalo Bills. Before starting his coaching career in the CFL, Carter also coached Graceland University in the NAIA as well as in the Southern Indoor Football League, the Indoor Football League and the Fall Experimental Football League. He also coached at Valley High School in West Des Moines, IA.

Donovan, a Laconia, NH native has been the Concordia University Stingers head coach since 2014. He began his coaching career in 2007 at Western University, where he coached the linebackers, while also being in charge of special teams as well as recruitment. In 2011 and 2013, he was a guest coach at the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts training camps. In 2011 he was the defensive coordinator for the McGill University Redmen. The 37-year-old coach enjoyed great success as a linebacker from 2002 to 2004 at Concordia University. In 2004, he won the President's Trophy, awarded to the best defensive player in the country. He was voted an All-Canadian twice during his university career.

Stubler bring more than 30 seasons of experience in the CFL and has won the Grey Cup five times. The 68-year-old Garfield, CO native began his career in 1983 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he spent seven years as a defensive coordinator. Stubler also coached with the Toronto Argonauts, the Edmonton Eskimos, the B.C. Lions and the Calgary Stampeders. During the 2008 season, he was head coach in Toronto. Stubler has also coached for University of Colorado at Boulder, New Mexico State University, Southern Methodist University, Colorado State University and the University of Oregon. He also spent two seasons with the Detroit Fury in the Arena Football League. As a defensive specialist, he held defensive coordinator positions during most of his time in the CFL.

(Alouettes PR)


Anonymous said...

Could the signing of Khari Jones breath new life into Darian Durant's future in Montreal? Time will tell...

Does the new special teams guy Mickey Donovan have a brother named Ray?

Anonymous said...

Ray Donovan is a son of Mickey Donovan, along with Bunchy, Terry and half-brother Daryll. Old man Mick, from Boston, is known in boxing circles, not in football. The Mickey Donovan hired as football coach in Montreal is not related. He has been a coach with Concordia University and is from Laconia N.H.

Anonymous said...

I feel for Khari Jones. He is a gentleman with a lot of class. He deserves better than becoming a part of that organization.
Khari needed a bounce back position on a decent team. His decline as an OC in BC over the last 2 years hasn’t helped his career. Now he has jumped from the smoke into the fire.
They say that with great risk comes great reward. I sure hope so for Khari’s sake. That OC position for Sherman was passed over by 3 others before it was offered to Khari. I sure hope he dosent fall flat on his face. Otherwise his next position on a different team may be several steps down.