Kent Austin, Vice President of Football Operations of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, announced Thursday that June Jones has been appointed Head Coach of the football club. Jones joined the Tiger-Cats earlier this month as Assistant Head Coach on August 2.
“June and I have established a great relationship, and I feel comfortable and very confident with him handling the on-field product moving forward,” said Austin. “This organization, its’ fans and partners deserve a championship calibre team and we fully expect to work together to return us to that level.”
In over four seasons at the helm in Hamilton, Austin has led the Tiger-Cats to two East Division titles, three Eastern Final appearances, and Grey Cup games in 2013 and 2014. The team also finished top-two in the East in four consecutive seasons (2013-16) under Austin, marking only the second time (1998-2001) the Tiger-Cats had done so since the 1960’s.
Jones has served as a head coach for over 20 years in his career, including stints in the NCAA at Southern Methodist University (2008-14) and the University of Hawaii (1999-2007), and in the National Football League with the San Diego Chargers (Interim – 1998) and Atlanta Falcons (1994-96).
My prayers would be answered if a hostile takeover would happen in Saskatchewan.
Darian Durant with an INT and a Fumble in first 7 mins of Alouettes game. Chris Jones made the right decision 100% , Kevin Glenn way better value.
Mr. Kent Austin an accountable honorable man. He's personally taking responsibility for the Ti Cats dismal 2017 year unlike some of the unprofessional player quiters on the team. Good luck turning it around Mr. Austin.
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