John Zamberlin | Hamilton Tiger-Cats
John Zamberlin

Assistant Special Teams Coach and U.S. Scout

John Zamberlin enters his third season with the Tiger-Cats in 2014 in a new role as Assistant Special Teams Coach and U.S. Scout.  In two previous seasons with the Ticats, Zamberlin served as Linebackers Coach.

ZamberlinIn 2012, Zamberlin’s first season in the CFL, Ticats linebacker Renauld Williams led all East Division defensive players with 94 tackles and was named a divisional all-star. 

In 2011, he served as defensive tackles coach at Weber State following a four-year stint as head coach at Idaho State. 

Prior to coaching at Idaho State, Zamberlin was the head coach at Central Washington for ten seasons, compiling a 63-41 overall record.

Zamberlin also spent two seasons as the defensive coordinator at Richmond after stints as a defensive assistant at Eastern Washington and Massachusetts.  

Before beginning his career as a coach, Zamberlin played linebacker for six seasons in the NFL, suiting up for 78 total games with the New England Patriots (1979-82) and the Kansas City Chiefs (1983-84).  The Patriots selected Zamberlin in the fifth round of the 1979 NFL Draft after he completed his collegiate career at Pacific Lutheran University.


2014 Assistant Special Teams Coach and U.S. Scout Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2012-13 Linebackers Coach Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2011 Defensive Tackles Coach Weber State
2007-10 Head Coach Idaho State
1997-2006 Head Coach Central Washington
1995-96 Defensive Coordinator Richmond
1992-94 Defensive Assistant Eastern Washington
1987-90 Defensive Assistant Massachussetts
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