Bombers head coach Mike O’Shea – a CFL Hall of Fame linebacker – will be more involved in the team’s defence going forward.
“I’m excited to take a more active role with our defence,” O’Shea said in a statement released Friday that also outlined some changes to the defensive staff.
The big takeaway, however: Richie Hall remains in his role as defensive coordinator.
Winnipeg announced that Jordan Younger, a former teammate of O’Shea’s in Toronto, has joined the club as defensive backs coach. He is a CFL all-star and two-time Grey Cup Champion as a player.
Younger most recently spent two seasons (2015 and 2016) in the same role with the Argos.
“Jordan is a bright young football coach whom I know personally and have confidence in his abilities to teach, relate well to players, get his message and coaching points across,” said O’Shea. “He has a wealth of CFL experience as a player, playing at a high level and winning championships, and I’m excited to bring him into the fold on our staff.”
Glen Young moves to coaching the front seven on defence, the linebackers and defensive line. He spent the last two seasons as the Bombers’ linebackers coach.
Winnipeg did not renew the contracts of defensive line coach Todd Howard, and defensive backs coach Tony Missick.