Eskimos hire former Mount Allison University head coach Kelly Jeffrey as quarterbacks coach

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The Edmonton Eskimos have finalized their 2020 coaching staff, adding Kelly Jeffrey as quarterbacks coach and special teams assistant and Terry Eisler as running backs coach.

Jeffrey joins the Esks with over 20 years of coaching experience in the CFL, NCAA and USports. He reunites with Milanovich who brought him into the league in 2016 as special teams coordinator with the Toronto Argonauts.

Prior to joining the Argonauts, Jeffrey coached at Mount Allison University as the quarterbacks coach, offensive and special teams coordinator from 2006 to 2007 and head coach 2008-2015. He also served head coach and offensive coordinator at Mayville State University (2002-2005). Jeffrey was named the AUS coach of the year three times and the 2014 CIS (now USports) coach of the year.

Eisler returns to Edmonton where he previously served as special teams coordinator (2013), defensive and special teams assistant (2012) and running backs coach (2007-2009). He spent last season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as the special teams coordinator.

Eisler also spent 12 seasons with the University of Alberta Golden Bears Football, serving as running backs coach (1994-2000), offensive coordinator (2001-2006) and special teams coach (2015-2018).