Ticats Orlondo Steinauer to be new defensive coordinator at Fresno State

Orlondo Steinauer will be the new defensive coordinator of the Fresno State Bulldogs.

The 43-year-old Steinauer has been the defensive coordinator of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the last four seasons but will join the staff of former B.C. Lions head coach Jeff Tedford, who was named head coach of the Bulldogs on Nov. 10.

Steinauer was considered one of the top head coaching prospects in the CFL and as a possible target of the Toronto Argonauts if they decide to part ways with Scott Milanovich.

A Seattle, Washington native, Steinauer player 13 seasons as a defensive back in the CFL, with Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton winning two Grey Cups. He spent three seasons as a coach with the Argos before joining the Ticats.

Steinauer was under contract with the Ticats for 2017, having quietly signed a contract extension early last season. However, the deal included a out clause if an another opportunity presented itself.

The Ticats have special teams coordinator Jeff Reinebold under contract for next season and he could be a possible replacement – he was DC for the Alouettes in 2012 – though Hamilton may also look elsewhere.

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