After losing two years in the East Division Semi-Finals in 2022 and 2023, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats decided to shake up their front office and coaching staff. Early in the off-season, the Tiger-Cats announced that Orlondo Steinauer would step down from his position as the head coach of the Tiger-Cats and focus on his role as the President of Football Operations and announce Ed Hervey as the Tiger-Cats General Manager. Soon after those announcements, Hamilton decided to name offensive coordinator Scott Milanovich as the next head coach of the Tiger-Cats.
Since Milanovich had become the head coach of the Tiger-Cats, many questioned which coaches he would retain from the previous coaching staff and who he would add to the staff. The Tiger-Cats officially answered those questions today by announcing the complete Tiger-Cats coaching staff for the 2024 season. As predicted, Hamilton retained a few coaches from Steinauer’s coaching staff, but many are new additions. Many of the new Tiger-Cats coaches bring Grey Cup championship experience to Hamilton.
Returning For Another Season
Four coaches will return to the Tiger-Cats coaching staff from the 2023 season. New head coach Scott Milanovich was named as the Offensive Coordinator, replacing Tommy Condell, during the 2023 season, and he will continue to be the offensive coordinator for Hamilton in 2024. Milanovich also decided to retain Defensive Coordinator Mark Washington and added the title of Assistant Head Coach. Offensively, Hamilton has decided to bring back offensive line coach Mike Gibson for another season, and Jarryd Baines will be coaching Hamilton’s quarterbacks after coaching running back in 2023. Alex Penz also returns as the Assistant Video Coordinator and Special Teams assistant.
New Additions to the Tiger-Cats Coaching Staff
While the Tiger-Cats have decided to keep several coaches from the 2023 season, they have also named six new coaches. Many of those coaches bring a history of winning Grey Cups, and several have excelled as players in the CFL before becoming coaches. The most notable of the newest coaches coming to Hamilton is the Special Teams Coordinator, who replaces Jeff Reinebold after Reinebold decided to return to the University of Hawaii coaching staff.
Boudreau has spent the last eight seasons coaching for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and he made four consecutive Grey Cup championship game appearances, winning two of those Grey Cups. New wide receiver coach Naaman Roosevelt and defensive line coach Glen Young also join the Tiger-Cats staff after recently coaching for the Blue Bombers. The Tiger-Cats drafted Young as a player during the 1992 CFL draft and returned to Hamilton after coaching with the Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts.
Defensive backs coach Brandon Isaac joins Scott Milanovich’s coaching staff after spending the last two seasons coaching with the Edmonton Elks. Isaac also has the rare distinction of having the opportunity to be coached by Scott Milanovich while he was a player in the CFL before starting his career as a coach. Linebackers coach Michael Fletcher brings Grey Cup championship experience as a player after helping the BC Lions win a Grey Cup during the 2000 season and also with the Toronto Argonauts during the 2004 season. Myer Spitulnik completed the new coaching staff by taking a quality control position on offence; he spent last season coaching at Hilbert College in New York.
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