TIGER-CATS CARETAKER BOB YOUNG LEAKS TIGER-CATS NEW HEAD COACH TO SEASON SEAT HOLDERS AND TWITTER FOLLOWERS
Confirming what he has already told Tiger-Cats season seat holders and twitter followers, Tiger-Cats caretaker Bob Young issued the following statement today:
“I am very, very excited to announce that George Cortez has been hired as the new head coach and director of football operations of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. George’s track record of success speaks for itself, including more than 30 years of coaching experience in the CFL, NFL and NCAA. He’s been a part of four Grey Cup championship teams, has engineered some of the CFL’s most prolific offences and has coached some of the best quarterbacks in professional football. We’re extremely confident that he will build us a championship-calibre program here in Hamilton.”
Cortez joins the Ticats after two seasons as the quarterbacks coach with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills.
Cortez’s most recent CFL stint came when he served as offensive coordinator and associate head coach of the Calgary Stampeders from 2007-09. During his three seasons at the helm of Calgary’s offence, the Stamps ranked near the top in virtually every offensive category. In 2008, he teamed with recently acquired Ticats quarterback Henry Burris to win the Grey Cup, with Burris taking Grey Cup MVP and West Division Most Outstanding Player honours.
The Ticats will introduce Cortez, along with Burris, at a media conference on Tuesday.
About the Hamilton Tiger-Cats
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL) with a rich 143-year old history, which includes 15 Grey Cup Championships. For more information log onto www.ticats.ca