3 Down Nation and Stephen Tsai of the Star Reporter have reported that the Tiger-Cats special teams coordinator has taken a new coaching position to coach the defensive tackles and nose guards for the Rainbow Warriors. For 66-year-old Jeff Reinebold, this move is just the next chapter in a long coaching career that has taken the native of South Bend, Indiana, to many places in life. For the Tiger-Cats, this move marks the first significant change to the Hamilton coaching staff since Scott Milanovich accepted the Tiger-Cats head coaching position.
Jeff Reinebold started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Western Montana in 1981; since then, he has coached at nine other colleges at different stages of his coaching career. Most recently, Reinebold served as the Director of Player Development at the University of Hawaii in 2022. Reinebold also coached for the Rainbow Warriors in 2006 and 2007 as a defensive line coach.
As a CFL coach, Reinebold has primarily served as a special teams coordinator but has also spent time as a defensive coordinator for the Montreal Alouettes in 2012, and he was the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1997 and 1998. Reinebold started his CFL coaching career with the BC Lions from 1991 until 1993 and then returned to the Lions in 1996.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been the CFL team the Reinebold has spent most of his coaching career. He served as the special teams coordinator for the Tiger-Cats from 2013 until 2016, and he returned to coordinate special teams for Hamilton from 2019 until 2021. In 2023, Reinebold returned to Hamilton again to coordinate the Tiger-Cats special teams and as an assistant defensive backs coach.
In addition to college football and the CFL, Reinebold also has coached for professional football teams in Europe. In 1995, Reinebold coached the defensive secondary and special teams for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, and he returned to the Rhein Fire as a special teams coach in 1999 until the 2000 season. He then coached special teams for the Amsterdam Admirals from 2001 until 2002.
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