The Montreal Alouettes and head coach Khari Jones have agreed to a new contract, according to Montreal Gazette reporter Herb Zurkowsky.
— Herb Zurkowsky (@HerbZurkowsky1) November 25, 2019
Jones’ contract was scheduled to run out at the end of 2019. He was the offensive coordinator for Montreal when the Als relived Mike Sherman of his duties just days prior to kick-off for the 2019 season. Jones was promoted to the head coach role, adding bench boss duties to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
The former CFL quarterback is the Alouettes’ seventh head coach in as many years: Dan Hawkins, 2013; Jim Popp, 2013, 2015-2016; Tom Higgins, 2014-2015; Jacques Chapdelaine, 2016-2017; Reed, 2017; Sherman, 2018; and Jones, 2019 and beyond.
Montreal wanted to keep continuity with the man who has changed the direction of the franchise. The 48-year-old led the Als to a 10-8 record and first post-season appearance since 2014, breaking a franchise long streak out of the playoffs which was four years.
Montreal could not afford to let Jones hit the open market and the Als got him to put pen to paper.