It’s official: Head coach June Jones returning to Ticats

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have agreed to terms on a contract extension with head coach June Jones, the team announced Monday.

The 64-year-old veteran coach took over an 0-8 squad from Kent Austin in late August and has led them to a 6-4 record while making an improbable – and ultimately futile – playoff push. He was praised by players for not just improving the team on the field but changing the culture as well.

The news was first reported on 3DownNation.

Jones has 13 seasons of NFL coaching experience and 16 years at the NCAA level including seven years as head coach at Southern Methodist University. He served as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 1994-1996 and was interim head coach of the San Diego Chargers in 1998.

The 64-year-old played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons from 1977-1981, then spent a year with the Toronto Argonauts in 1982. He also served as the offensive coordinator with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1986. Jones is widely thought of as one of the architects of the run and shoot offence.

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