Kent Austin out as Ticat vice-president of football ops

Kent Austin is stepping down as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats vice-president of football operations.

The team made the announcement late Thursday afternoon.

Austin resigned as head coach last August after the team’s 0-8 start but remained in charge of football operations.

General manager Eric Tillman, assistant general manager and director of football operations Shawn Burke, and assistant general manager and director of Canadian scouting Drew Allemang all remain in place.

Austin will also serve as a consultant with the club.

“Kent’s made a great contribution to a very successful period for the Tiger-Cats,” said team CEO Scott Mitchell. “When you lead the team to three-straight Eastern Finals and two Grey Cup appearances and play some of the most exciting playoff games in Tiger-Cats history, it’s a period of time that fans will never forget. We think we’re poised for another run and Kent has been a very important part of that architecture. We’re looking forward to his continued contribution, albeit in a new role.”