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Argonauts Enlist Drew Tate as Offensive Assistant Coach: A New Chapter Begins

Key Points

  • Drew Tate joins the Toronto Argonauts’ coaching team.
  • Brings valuable experience as a 12-year CFL veteran quarterback.
  • Tate’s career highlights include two Grey Cup victories and a significant college football legacy.

Drew Tate’s New Role with the Argonauts

The Toronto Argonauts have officially brought former CFL quarterback Drew Tate onto their coaching roster as an offensive assistant. This announcement came on Tuesday, marking a significant addition to the Double Blue’s coaching staff.

Tate’s Journey to Toronto

Joining from Saskatchewan, where he oversaw receivers in 2023, Tate’s journey through football has been remarkable. He initiated his coaching voyage in 2018 at Coastal Carolina, soon transitioning to the CFL to guide BC Lions’ quarterbacks in 2019. Tate further honed his coaching skills across various roles, including positions in the Spring League, the University of Tennessee at Martin, and Northern Iowa.

On the Field and Beyond

As a player, Drew Tate left an indelible mark on the CFL, participating in 147 career games and contributing to Grey Cup wins in both 2007 and 2014. His stats boast over 5,000 passing yards and 35 throwing touchdowns, alongside 24 rushing touchdowns. Tate’s college career was similarly impressive, earning him the title of 2004 Big 10 Player of the Year while at the University of Iowa, where he ranks second in school history for completions, attempts, yards, and touchdowns.

The addition of Tate to the Argonauts’ coaching staff brings not only his extensive on-field accomplishments but also a wealth of coaching experience that could prove invaluable for the upcoming CFL seasons.

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