Former NFL head coach Jerry Glanville joins Ticats coaching staff

June Jones has added another familiar face to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats staff: former NFL head coach Jerry Glanville.

His role will be on the defensive side of the football.

Glanville’s last coaching job was at the NCAA level as head coach at Portland State University from 2007 to 2009 and the Vikings were 9-24 while he was at the helm. The Perrysburg, Ohio native is best known for his time as an NFL head coach with the Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons. He amassed a 63-73 career win-loss record while going 3-4 over four playoff appearances.

Glanville has been on staff with Jones at the University of Hawaii and during his time with the Falcons and Oilers. Jones hired Glanville as his defensive coordinator for two seasons at Hawaii while Glanville brought Jones in as his quarterbacks’ coach in Houston and then offensive coordinator in Atlanta. In 1994, Jones replaced Glanville as the Falcons head coach. At the 2016 East-West Shrine Game Jones and Glanville coached the West team together.

The 76-year-old Glanville attended Ticats training camp as a guest coach in 2017 at the request of former defensive coordinator Jeff Reinebold, another Jones confidant. Reinebold, who was fired just before Jones took over last season, is now the special teams coordinator with the B.C. Lions.