WINNIPEG -- Winnipeg Blue Bombers Head Coach Tim Burke announced today the appointment of longtime CFL coach Marcel Bellefeuille to the team's offensive coaching staff.
"Marcel is a very experienced coach who has had lots of success on the offensive side of the ball as a position coach, a coordinator and a head coach," said Burke.
"He will add experience to our staff and will be another voice in our offensive meetings who our offensive staff can lean on to provide us with new insights and ideas thanks to his wealth of knowledge at the CFL level."
Bellefeuille returns to the CFL where he spent three seasons as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' head coach from 2009-2011. After taking over the job on an interim basis midway through the 2008 season, he guided his team to the playoffs in each of his three full seasons at the helm, including an appearance in the East Final in 2011.
Bellefeuille was originally hired by the Tiger-Cats to be their offensive coordinator in 2008 after successful stints in the same capacity with the Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He began his CFL coaching career in 2001 with the Roughriders.
Prior to joining the CFL, Bellefeuille won a Vanier Cup as head coach of the Ottawa Gee-Gee's in 2000. He spent last season with the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks as their receivers coach.