Bishop’s Gaiters hire former CFL QB Jonathan Crompton as offensive coordinator

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Jonathan Crompton has been hired by the Bishop’s Gaiters as the football team’s new offensive coordinator.

“Jonathan’s experience at various levels as a player and coach will be an asset to both our coaching staff and our players,” said head coach Cherif Nicolas in a press release. “The guys are excited to get to know Jonathan the way I have and, as a team, we are looking forward to having him on board as we begin working towards the upcoming 2022 season.”

Crompton retired from the CFL in 2017 and returned to North Carolina where he started training high school quarterbacks. He joined the Toronto Argonauts in 2019 to serve as an assistant under offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jacques Chapdelaine before serving as the offensive coordinator at West Henderson High School in North Carolina.

“I became familiar with Bishop’s during my time with the Montreal Alouettes and have since been following the Gaiters. I am a fan of everything Cherif Nicolas is doing at Bishop’s,” said Crompton. “It’s an exciting time to be in Lennoxville and it’s going to be a fun adventure — I’m looking forward to the opportunity!”

Crompton played in 35 games in college for the Tennessee Volunteers. In his senior year under Lane Kiffin, he completed 58.3 percent of his passes for 2,800 yards, 27 touchdowns, and 13 interceptions. He closed out the 2009 campaign ranked third in the SEC in completions, pass attempts, and touchdowns.

The six-foot-four, 225-pound passer was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Over the next few years, the North Carolina native was signed by the New England Patriots, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team.

Crompton signed with the Edmonton Elks of the CFL in 2013 and made appearances in seven games before signing with the Montreal Alouettes the following year. He played 11 regular season games for Montreal, taking the Alouettes from a 1-7 start to a 9-9 record, clinching a playoff berth in the process.

He finished his CFL career with 3,262 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions along with 177 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.