Scott Milanovich Ascends to Head Coach for Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Hamilton, ON — In the wake of a season marked by front-office adjustments and a first-round playoff exit with an 8-10 record, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats have elevated Scott Milanovich to the position of head coach, effective immediately.

Milanovich, assuming the role of the 27th head coach in the CFL team’s history, steps into the shoes of the outgoing president of football operations, Orlondo Steinauer.

“First and foremost, Scott is an outstanding person and a proven head coach in the CFL,”

Stated Steinauer in an official release.

“He did an outstanding job with us last year when he took on an expanded role, and we know his leadership will bring tremendous value to our organization.”

Having served as a senior assistant coach the previous season, Milanovich assumed offensive play-calling responsibilities in August, showcasing his organizational capabilities.

Milanovich, a native of Butler, PA, aged 50, boasts a wealth of coaching experience spanning over two decades. He was recognized as the CFL Coach of the Year in 2012 and led the Toronto Argonauts to a Grey Cup victory.

Leadership Transition and Vision for 2024

The official announcement came on Tuesday, and Milanovich will be formally introduced at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon at Tim Hortons Field.

“There is an outstanding foundation in place, and I’m excited to get to work and help bring a championship to Hamilton,”

Expressed Milanovich, looking forward to the challenges ahead.

Steinauer, who had held the head coach position since 2019, will now focus solely on his role as the president of football operations. The restructuring also includes the promotion of assistant general manager Ed Hervey to the position of GM.

Milanovich, having spent five seasons as the head coach of the Argonauts, brings a proven track record as a winner. As an assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, he clinched the Grey Cup with the Montreal Alouettes in 2009 and ’10.

“Scott is a proven winner who brings a tremendous pedigree to our organization,”

Said Hervey, acknowledging Milanovich’s contribution to the team.

“He will continue to be a tremendous asset to our football staff, and we’re thrilled that he and his family have chosen to remain in Hamilton.”

The Tiger-Cats finished third in the East Division in the past season, facing defeat against Montreal in the East semifinal. Meanwhile, the Alouettes went on to secure the Grey Cup.

Milanovich also served as a quarterbacks coach for the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars (2017-19) and the Indianapolis Colts (2021-22), bringing a diverse and accomplished background to the helm. His experience extends to NFL Europe, where he worked with the Cologne Centurions (2006) and Rhein Fire (2003, 04-05).

 

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