The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have promoted Tommy Condell to offensive coordinator, assistant head coach, and quarterbacks coach and Mark Washington to defensive coordinator and assistant head coach. Both veteran assistants have also signed contract extensions with the club through the 2023 season.
“Our foundation begins with quality people. Tommy and Mark are exceptional people who not only deserve these extensions and promotions but without a doubt have earned them,” said president of football operations and head coach Orlondo Steinauer in a statement.
“Being able to retain them will not only have a tremendous impact on the football field but throughout the organization. They are tireless workers and experts in their fields, who add great value to our players and to me personally. I want to thank them and their families for committing to the Tiger-Cats organization, and the city of Hamilton. Let’s get to work!”
Condell is entering his sixth season with the Ticats over two separate stints (2013-2015, 2019-present) and has appeared in four Grey Cups with the club. Condell’s offence picked up wins with three different starting quarterbacks in 2021 as Jeremiah Masoli and Dane Evans missed significant periods of time due to injury.
Condell’s offence produced the East Division’s nominee for Most Outstanding Lineman, Brandon Revenberg, who was nominated for the second time in his career and was named a CFL all-star. Slotbacks Tim White and Jaelon Acklin were named East Division all-stars, as was veteran right tackle Chris Van Zeyl.
Washington is entering his third season as the defensive coordinator in Hamilton after originally joining the team in 2019. His defence was the league’s best against the run, holding opponents to a league-low 79.6 rushing yards per game, 28 rushes over 10 yards, and two rushes over 20 yards.
The Ticats’ defence also led the league in interceptions with 17 and interception return touchdowns with three. Weak-side linebacker Simoni Lawrence was named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player and a CFL all-star alongside defensive backs Jumal Rolle and Cariel Brooks.