June Jones, Head Coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, announced Friday that Jerry Glanville has joined the team’s coaching staff as Defensive Coordinator.
“Jerry is one of the best defensive minds and one of the great motivators in the game of football, and we’re excited to have him come on board with the Ticats,” said Jones. “I played for Jerry, coached for Jerry, and he has coached for me. We think alike and he has been a big influence on not just me, but the game of football itself. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the CFL just got better.”
Glanville, who spent the 2017 training camp with the Tiger-Cats and has vast experience in the coaching ranks spanning more than 30 years, has consistently produced excellent defensive football throughout his career. He has served as a head coach for over 12 years, including stints in the National Football League with the Houston Oilers (1985-89) and the Atlanta Falcons (1990-93). The native of Perrysburg, Ohio, has also served as a defensive coordinator for numerous teams, including in the NFL with Atlanta (1979-82) and Houston (1985-89).
Glanville and Jones have coached together multiple times at both the NFL and NCAA levels, including Houston (1987-88), Atlanta (1991-93), the University of Hawaii (2005-06), the 2011 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game, and most recently the East-West Shrine games in 2014 and 2016. Glanville was also on the coaching staff for the Falcons during Jones’ entire five-year playing career in the NFL from 1977 to 1981.