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Thursday, January 17, 2019


HAMILTON - He's a first-time head coach, but Orlondo Steinauer of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats has surrounded himself with veteran experience.

Steinauer unveiled his 2019 staff Wednesday and it features a lot of football wisdom at the co-ordinator positions. June Jones, the club's former head coach, returns as offensive co-ordinator and associate head coach while Mark Washington, the B.C. Lions' former defensive co-ordinator, assumes that position with the Ticats.

Jeff Reinebold, a 35-year coaching veteran, returns as Hamilton's special-teams co-ordinator. Reinebold was the Ticats special-teams co-ordinator/linebackers coach from 2013-16 before serving as defensive co-ordinator for the first half of the 2017 campaign.

Reinebold worked as B.C.'s special-teams co-ordinator last season.

"We're extremely pleased to be able to keep some continuity while putting together a quality group of coaches with extraordinary experience,'' Steinauer said in a statement. "The coaches will set the tone, and we're excited about the leadership and work ethic this group will bring to our football team.''

Steinauer assumed head-coaching duties this off-season after serving as Hamilton's assistant head coach in 2018. He was the Ticats' defensive co-ordinator from 2013-16 before heading to Fresno State as its defensive co-ordinator in 2017.

The remainder of the staff includes: Tommy Condell (receivers); Dennis McKnight (offensive line); Robin Ross (linebackers); Randy Melvin (defensive line); Craig Butler (defensive backs/special-teams assistant) and Jarryd Baines (assistant receivers coach/offensive quality control).

Condell, 46, returns to Hamilton after spending the last two years with the Toronto Argonauts. He was the Ticats' offensive co-ordinator/receivers coach from 2013-15.

McKnight, Baines and Butler are holdovers from Jones's staff while Ross and Melvin both worked previously with B.C.


1 comment:

Steve said...

The TiCats look to have the most solid coaching staff along with the Stamps at this point.
They have their starting QB solidified with Masolli which puts them ahead of everyone.
Free Agents are resigning slowley everywhere. Hamilton already has a nice base with National DL Westerman & Laurant. On offense WR Tasker is already locked in and a few Olineman. At least locking up National DBs Daly or Stephan would be huge.
International Delvin Breaux the best lock down CB another priority for sure
Brandon banks is an obvious priority.
There are plenty of National & International Olineman on the open market that may see Hamilton as a stable situation.
Be curious to see if Greg Ellingson SB may return home to Hamilton & reteam up wit tasker.
The way he & National Sinnopili have done in Ottawa in recent yrs.
Could the stability of this staff & QB Masoli be the fit Duron Carter wants & needs