TORONTO — He spent 11 seasons in the CFL as a quarterback but Jason Maas will begin his coaching career teaching receivers the nuances of the three-down game.
The Toronto Argonauts named Maas as their receivers coach Tuesday. The move reunites Maas with new Argos head coach Scott Milanovich and newly acquired quarterback Ricky Ray.
Milanovich coached Maas for a season in Montreal (2007) while Maas was a longtime teammate of Ray’s in Edmonton, with the two helping the Eskimos win Grey Cup titles in 2003 and ’05.
“I am truly excited to begin my coaching career with the Toronto Argonauts,” Maas said in a statement. “It allows me to once again work with Scott Milanovich who is not only a great person but one of the best offensive coaches I have had a chance to work with.
“I hope my experiences of playing and dealing with players will help enhance the overall production of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club. The move also brings me closer to Indiana where my family resides.”
Maas joined the Eskimos in 2000 where he remained until 2005. Edmonton dealt him to Hamilton where he played just over one season (2006-’07), was then traded to Montreal for part of one season (2007). He returned to Edmonton in 2008 until his retirement just before 2011 training camp.