Eskimos part ways with head coach Jason Maas

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Eskimos announced Wednesday that they have have relieved Jason Maas of his duties as head coach.

Maas was named the 21st head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos on Dec. 14, 2015. After four seasons, he leaves with a 39-33 regular-season record and 3-3 post-season record that includes three division final appearances.

“Today’s decision was difficult and not taken lightly. I thank Jason for his dedication and hard work while also wishing him the best in his future endeavours,” general manager Brock Sunderland said in a statement.

The 2019 season was filled with ups and downs for Maas and the Eskimos.  Edmonton got off to a torrid start with new quarterback Trevor Harris after the veteran pivot signed as a free agent in February.

However, a mid-season injury to Harris stalled the campaign as the Eskimos fell to fourth in the division.  A crossover spot in the playoffs and an upset victory in the Eastern Semi-Final was not enough to keep Maas on the sidelines.