Bombers, running backs coach Avon Cobourne have ‘parted ways’

Running backs coach Avon Cobourne has ‘parted ways’ with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the team announced on Saturday.

Cobourne is pursuing interests outside of football and the team says a search for his replacement has already begun.

The Blue Bombers will finalize its entire coaching staff in the next few weeks.

Cobourne was a running back for the Montreal Alouettes between 2006-10 and then with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2011 and 2012. He was an all-star in 2008, 2009 and 2012 and was named Grey Cup most valuable player in 2009.

He was running backs coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2014 and 2015 before joining Winnipeg’s staff in 2016.

– CP

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6 Comments on Bombers, running backs coach Avon Cobourne have ‘parted ways’

  1. Great past couple of days for the Big Blue. First Ryan Smith & now this?

  2. Dan Bombers // April 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm //

    yeah the sky is falling better pack it in !!

  3. Stuart Murray // April 1, 2017 at 6:11 pm //

    Sorry to see Avon away from the CFL landscape ….he was one tough guy..all the best..thx for hanging oot here !!

  4. mrnehnehincognito // April 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm //

    Good luck to him

  5. Marc Lebut // April 3, 2017 at 9:30 am //

    Wish him luck for the future. Avon is a winner all the way, and has proven he’s good coach as well. Can’t blame him to look for a job outside football. Hard to settle down somewhere when you never know for how long you’ll be in the same spot.

  6. WRs and RB coaches are a dime a dozen. Finding the real good ones is the challenging part. Hope Ryan got a REAL GOOD opportunity. 150K a year jobs working around 6 months a year to earn it are few and far between.

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