Thursday 1 April 2010

Buono Signs Extension

Head Coach Wally Buono will be staying with the BC Lions for a little longer. Buono signed a contract extension that will keep him BC until 2013.

Buono has led the Lions to the playoffs every year he's been their Head Coach, and the team won the Grey Cup in 2006. Buono is also sits atop the list of wins by a coach, with 235.

It was Buono's unorthodox decision in the 2004 Grey Cup that brought Casey Printers to Hamilton. Printers had just won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award that weekend, yet he was inexplicably benched in favour of Dave Dickenson for the championship game. Printers grew frustrated, went down to the NFL, failed there, came to Hamilton, and we all know how that story ended. Printers is now back in BC, and the Lions are once again a playoff contender.

Buono is clearly a great coach, but he has made some odd decisions. But he has had enormous success, so you can't question him that much. No one has won more games than Buono as a Head Coach, and that speaks volumes.

Now if we could just get some revenge for last season's East Division Semi-Final loss, that would be great.

No comments:

Post a Comment