Wally Buono on his future with the Lions

Wally Buono has been with the B.C. Lions since 2003, but many are wondering if 2017 could be his last season with the team on the Left coast.

“Honestly, I’ve struggled with a lot of things knowing that this possibly could be my last year, but I told David, and anybody that’s asked, that I committed to 2017 to coach, I do have a contract beyond that, and I really don’t know the next step until after the season is over,” the 67-year-old said on TSN 1040 radio in Vancouver.

“That’s the most honest answer I can give you and it’s the most consistent answer I believe that I’ve put out there. My wife tells me that if we’re really, really, really close Wally I just don’t see you not coming back. I said the same thing, I want to have the season over. I don’t want to be coaching this football club if I’m not 100 per cent committed. At this point, it’s too hard on everybody and it’s not fair to the players, it’s not fair to the fans, you’ve got to be in it all the way and I believe I have been that this year – it’s been a tough year, I’m not going to sit here and say it hasn’t. But we can do something about it, I can do something about it.”

B.C. has lost five of their last six games and Buono’s Leos sit 6-7 last place in the West Division.