HAMILTON — Head coach Kent Austin’s staff with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats is staying pretty much intact.
Austin unveiled his 2014 staff Wednesday with Marcello Simmons the lone new addition as defensive and special-teams assistant. As well, John Zamberlin will serve as an assistant special-teams coach and U.S. scout after two seasons as the club’s linebackers coach.
Jeff Reinebold returns as special-teams co-ordinator and will also serve as linebackers coach.
The other returnees include Tommy Condell (offensive co-ordinator, receivers coach), Orlondo Steinauer (defensive co-ordinator), Allen Rudolph (offensive line coach), Corey Grant (running backs coach, offensive quality control), Dennis McPhee (defensive line coach) and James Stanley (defensive backs coach).
Austin guided Hamilton to a 10-8 record and second-place finish in the East Division in his first season as the team’s head coach and GM. The Ticats defeated Montreal and Toronto in the East Division playoffs before losing 47-23 to Saskatchewan in the Grey Cup.
The entire 2014 Hamilton Tiger-Cats coaching staff looks like this:
Kent Austin | Head Coach, GM and VP of Football Operations Tommy Condell | Offensive Coordinator and Receivers Coach Orlondo Steinauer | Defensive Coordinator Jeff Reinebold | Special Teams Coordinator and Linebackers Coach Allen Rudolph | Offensive Line Coach Corey Grant | Running Backs and Offensive Quality Control Coach Dennis McPhee | Defensive Line Coach James Stanley | Defensive Backs Coach John Zamberlin | Assistant Special Teams Coach and U.S. Scout Marcello Simmons | Assistant Defensive and Special Teams Coach