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Friday, April 13, 2018

KENT AUSTIN REASSIGNED BY TICATS

Scott Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, announced Thursday that Kent Austin will transition into a new role with the team as a consultant for the football club.

“Kent’s made a great contribution to a very successful period for the Tiger-Cats,” said Mitchell. “When you lead the team to three-straight Eastern Finals and two Grey Cup appearances, and play some of the most exciting playoff games in Tiger-Cats history, it’s a period of time that fans will never forget. We think we’re poised for another run and Kent has been a very important part of that architecture. We’re looking forward to his continued contribution, albeit in a new role.”

In over four seasons as a head coach in Hamilton, Austin led the Tiger-Cats to two East Division titles, three Eastern Final appearances, and Grey Cup games in 2013 and 2014. The team also finished top-two in the East in four consecutive seasons (2013-16) under Austin, marking only the second time (1998-2001) the Tiger-Cats had done so since the 1960’s.

“Roles in organizations change from time to time and I have been privileged to work for outstanding people for many years here in Hamilton,” said Austin. “As I transition to a new role, I am excited to continue to have the opportunity to play a part in the team’s future success and to cultivate even stronger relationships that have been developed during my career with the Tiger-Cats.”

After appointing June Jones as Head Coach of the Tiger-Cats and stepping away from the role on August 24, 2017, Austin focused his efforts on his front office role to help lead the team back to where it had been since his arrival in Hamilton. Austin brought back Jones in December and led the Ticats through free agency that saw the return of all of the team’s key free agents including quarterback Jeremiah Masoli, wide receivers Brandon Banks and Luke Tasker, and defensive tackle Ted Laurent. Austin also made several important trades that put the Tiger-Cats in a great position for the upcoming 2018 CFL Draft where the team will make five selections in the top 20 picks.

As Austin moves into a consulting role, the football operations structure remains intact under the leadership of General Manager Eric Tillman, Assistant General Manager and Director of Football Operations Shawn Burke, and Assistant General Manager and Director of Canadian Scouting Drew Allemang.

“With Head Coach June Jones, Assistant Head Coach Orlondo Steinauer and Defensive Coordinator Jerry Glanville, in combination with the collective experience of Eric, Shawn and Drew, we feel very confident we have a structure and collective group of people who will help us get to where we want to be which is competing for the Grey Cup,” added Mitchell.

10 comments:

Rider Woman Prider said...
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Anonymous said...

Good they should bring em back . They love em here .

Anonymous said...

Football God?
Brother Oskee where are you?

Anonymous said...

Still has a qlot of $$$$$ left on his contract? If so then this is a way of getting something out of it rather than just sacking him which should have occurred at 0-8.

Anonymous said...

First step in Austin going back down south.

Anonymous said...

And who should be blamed for a 60-1 lose.Every player should have been called out. It was the worst display ever. Should have released half the team at that point.

Anonymous said...

The Sask. Football God Mr.Kent Austin just biding his time, he's a football genious, a football maven as its called in riderville. Those buffoons calling for Mr.Jones firing, well ...

IT'S TIME TO BRING HOME THE SASK. FOOTBALL GOD MR. KENT AUSTIN, A GENUINE FOOTBALL HERO LEGEND!
MAKE IT HAPPEN MR. REYNOLDS.

Anonymous said...

God love ya Oskee and your Mr.Kent Austin loving' ways! You Rock!

Anonymous said...

They lost 60-1 because they were not playing for Austin anymore. Plus his game game plans stunk up the joint in 2017.
Your going after someone because they mentioned what happened after the 60-1 loss. At least that person told a story and a sequence of events. Didn’t just come on here like a fricken dork and blast someone for a part of their comment.

Anonymous said...

Heh! Heh! You're funny .