The Ticats have signed head coach and general manager Kent Austin to a contract extension that will reportedly keep him with the club for the next four season.
Austin was in the last year of the initial four-year deal he signed before the 2013 campaign. In his three seasons with the club, Austin had led the team to a 29-25 record, two East Division titles, three Eastern Final appearances, and Grey Cup games in 2013 and 2014. He was a finalist for CFL Coach of the Year in 2013.
“Kent Austin has done an outstanding job in every way since he joined the organization. He’s one of the brightest minds in professional football and we’re thrilled that he has made such a serious commitment to the Tiger-Cats, the City of Hamilton and our incredible fans,” Ticats’ CEO Scott Mitchell said in a statement. “Coach Austin has assembled a tremendous group of coaches, personnel staff and players, and while the results thus far speak for themselves, we all feel very strongly that the best is yet to come. This is a great day for everybody associated with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.”