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CALGARY — Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel announced the hiring of Pat DelMonaco as the club’s offensive line coach on Monday.
DelMonaco spent the previous four seasons as the offensive line coach for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Under DelMonaco’s guidance, members of the Blue Bombers offensive line earned a total of five division all-star honours in four years and Winnipeg averaged more than 100 rushing yards on three occasions.
“I’m pleased that Pat has agreed to join the Stampeders,” said Hufnagel. “I was very impressed with the work he did in Winnipeg and I think he is an excellent fit for our coaching staff and for our group of offensive linemen.”
DelMonaco joined the Blue Bombers in 2010 after a seven-year stint at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He was RPI’s offensive line coach for two seasons (2003-04) and the offensive coordinator for five years (2005-09).
He previously had stops at Hudson Valley Community and as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois. DelMonaco played four seasons at the University of Albany and was a captain during his senior season. The Great Danes won two conference championships during DelMonaco’s Albany career.
“I’m excited to be part of the Stampeders,” said DelMonaco. “I have a lot of admiration and respect for Coach Huff and for what he and his staff have accomplished in the CFL.”