TORONTO -- The Canadian Football League announced today that Tom Higgins is leaving his role as Director of Officiating, effective immediately.
“Tom’s tenure as Director of Officiating has seen the introduction of many improvements and innovations from the debut of the Command Centre for video review to the introduction of position coaches to the addition of a coordinator for the development of amateur officials,” said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon.
Higgins, a two-time Coach of the Year in the CFL, who also coached two squads to Grey Cup berths and won a Grey Cup as a head coach, was originally hired as the CFL’s Director of Officiating on April 15, 2008.
“It’s our understanding that Tom intends to seek a position on the competitive side of football, as a coach, general manager or administrator,” said Cohon. “We thank him for his efforts and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”
The CFL is currently engaged in the process to identify new leadership for its officiating department.