February 1, 2013

Maciocia opts out of Als list; returns to lead Carabins

CFL.ca Staff

MONTREAL — Danny Maciocia has withdrawn his name for the Alouettes’ head coaching race.

Friday, Maciocia announced that he will be returning to the University of Montreal to leading the Carabins as their head coach. The news comes just three days after Alouettes GM Jim Popp announced on Twitter that Maciocia was among several candidates for the job left vacant by Marc Trestman earlier this month.

Popp also listed Jim Zorn, Dan Hawkins, Turk Schonert, Steve Fairchild and Mike Miller as potential candiates.

Maciocia is the second candidate in as many weeks to take his name out of the running, as Argonauts Defensive Coordinator Chris Jones announced that he was no longer interested in the position, opting to sign an extension with the Boatmen instead.

Prior to joining the Carabins in 2011, Maciocia served as an Als assistant coach from 1996-2001 before being hired by the Edmonton Eskimos as a coordinator in 2002 before taking over as Edmonton’s head coach from 2005-2008.