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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

Fan Comments
Great to see so little change (for a change!) with the coaching staff which has had almost 100% turnover the past two seasons. Sorry that Osbaldiston is no longer on staff but it will be great for the players to have the continuity of the same coaches who already know them well. Much less roster turnover as well which may lead to a faster start this season. @ar WRONG!! As I recall, it was the person filling the position (Dinwiddie) that was questionable more than the position itself. Laugh if you must - won't bother me!
March 19, 2014 - 7:32pm
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@TFmcb: don't try to clean it up!! true you make fun of dinwiddle BUT also the position
March 20, 2014 - 12:58pm
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@TFmcb: "@ar WRONG!!" LOL LOL LOL. sorry I'm right!! last season when yes dinwiddle you laughed at him and his position BUT were never able to explain the position duties!! then this season montreal HC higgins named bolduc OQCC, stewart DQCC and 2 STs assistant coaches bolduc and posy-audette!! you laughed at montreal for having 2 assistant STs coaches BUT no STC!! as usual your information was way off side as HC higgins was the STC!! you laughed at all the positions and duties you didn't understand!! until a fellow ti-cat supporter said having QCCs was a great idea BUT we still haven't heard you explain their duties even now that you employ them also!!
March 20, 2014 - 2:31pm
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@TFmcb: well well well you laughed at montreal for 2 years because they had QCCs on their staff and you were never able to understand what their duties were!! now I read corey grant is the cats RB coach plus the OQCC!! well guess whose laughing now!!
March 19, 2014 - 1:22pm