B.C. Lions mourn the loss of former special teams coordinator Chuck McMann

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Former B.C. Lions’ special teams coordinator Chuck McMann has passed away at the age of 70.

The Lions posted the following message on Twitter.

The #BCLions are sad to learn of the passing of former long-time assistant coach Chuck McMann. Chuck was a member of the coaching staff for our 2011 Grey Cup championship. Thoughts are with his family.

McMann served as the special teams coordinator in B.C. from 2008 to 2015, winning a Grey Cup in 2011.

He previously served as the head coach at the University of Waterloo (1988-91) and McGill University (2001-06) with a long stint as an assistant with the Calgary Stampeders (1992-2000).

The Toronto native was a third-round pick of the Montreal Alouettes in 1976 and played ten seasons with the team, winning a Grey Cup in 1977. He is a member of the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks Hall of Fame.

Rest easy Chuck, wrote Adam Bighill on Twitter. You were such a passionate coach and person. I appreciate everything you did for me and so many others! You are missed by so many.

Rest In Peace Coach Chuck, wrote Solomon Elimimian on Twitter. A great coach and wonderful person. You had such a positive impact on so many!