Saturday, 7 January 2012

George Cortez Named Head Coach

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have announced that George Cortez is the team's new Head Coach.

Cortez comes to Hamilton with nearly two decades of CFL coaching experience, but he spent the last two years in the NFL as the Quarterback Coach for the Buffalo Bills.

Cortez's last CFL stop was as Offensive Coordinator with the Calgary Stampeders from 2007-2009. During his time there, he won a Grey Cup with the recently acquired Henry Burris. Cortez has also won three other Grey Cups, all with Calgary.

Luring Cortez is a pretty big get for the Tiger-Cats. He wasn't expected to leave the NFL, and was thought to only come back to the CFL as a Head Coach if he thought he could win. He must feel as if the Tiger-Cats have the players to win immediately. That should make fans pretty happy.

With Cortez on board, his first order of business will be to fill out his coaching staff, which has vacancies at both Offensive and Defensive Coordinator. Both Corey Chamblin and Khari Jones left to take jobs with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, so replacing them will be job number one.

The Tiger-Cats have scheduled an introductory press conference on Tuesday for both Cortez and new starting Quarterback Henry Burris.

1 comment:

  1. Great hire by the Cat's, was definitely worth the wait.