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Ticats expected to name Mark Washington defensive coordinator

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats are expected to name Mark Washington defensive coordinator, per sources.

The former CFL defensive back was the B.C. Lions defensive coordinator from 2014-2018 until DeVone Claybrooks was named head coach changing the staff and Rich Stubler took over the role on the west coast.

Washington has spent 11 seasons as a coach – all with B.C. – in the CFL since ending his 11-year playing career after the 2007 season. He won two Grey Cups as a player, one each with the Montreal Alouettes and Lions.

Jerry Glanville served as defensive coordinator in 2018, but elected not to return for personal reasons.

Like Washington, new Hamilton head coach Orlondo Steinauer is a former defensive back with two Grey Cup rings as a player to match. Both men are 45 years old and jumped to coaching shortly after retiring from playing football.

Lots in common for the Washington-Steinauer relationship to begin in Hamilton.

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