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Steinauer named Ticats president of football ops, will retain head coach duties


HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have named Orlondo Steniauer as the team's president of football operations.

Steniauer will retain his role as Ticats head coach while heading up the team's football operations staff.

Steinauer has served as the team’s head coach since December 2018 after spending the previous season as an assistant on June Jones’ staff in Hamilton.

"It’s hard to put a sentence together to describe how grateful and excited I am for this expanded role with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats," Steinauer said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to continuing to assist in carrying on the rich pride and tradition of the Hamilton Tiger-Cat Football Club."

Steinauer played 13 seasons as a safety from 1996 to 2008 and was named a CFL all-star five times. He began his coaching career as a defensive backs coach in Toronto in 2010, and joined Hamilton as defensive co-ordinator in 2013. He in 2017 to take a job as defensive co-ordinator with Freson State in the NCAA.

He returned to Hamilton as assistant coach in 2018 before being promoted to head coach.

The Ticats advanced to the Grey Cup in 2019 and 2021 with Steinauer at the helm, losing to Winnipeg both times. There was no Grey Cup in 2020 after the CFL season was scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From the day Orlondo Steinauer joined the Tiger-Cats as a coach in 2013, he’s had a dramatic impact on the organization," Hamilton Tiger-Cats chief executive officer Scott Mitchell said in a statement.

"In his seven years with us, we’ve had seven straight home playoff games, six East Division Finals and four Grey Cup appearances." Said Hamilton Tiger-Cats CEO Scott Mitchell "While that success speaks for itself, it’s off the field where Orlondo has made his biggest contribution to the Tiger-Cats."

Hamilton also announced that Drew Allemang has been promoted to assistant general manager and director of Canadian scouting while Ed Hervey has joined the organization as assistant GM and senior advisor to the president of football operations.

Spencer Zimmerman was named assistant GM and director of player personnel. has He was the club’s director of U.S scouting in 2019. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 24, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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