Ticats hire former Alouettes’ head coach Khari Jones as football operations consultant

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The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have hired longtime CFL coach and retired quarterback Khari Jones as a football operations consultant.

“Khari is an outstanding person with a vast amount of experience in the Canadian Football League and he will add a tremendous amount of value to our football team,” said president of football operations and head coach Orlondo Steinauer in a statement. “We are happy to welcome Khari and his family back to the city of Hamilton and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization.”

Jones was recently fired as the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes after a 1-3 start to the 2022 season, his third with the team. General manager Danny Maciocia took over as the team’s head coach for the remainder of the season, blaming team discipline issues for the decision. Montreal went 18-18 with Jones at the helm with two playoff berths.

The 51-year-old has been a coach in the CFL for 14 years, previously serving as the offensive coordinator with the Als (2018), B.C. Lions (2014-17), and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2011). He also served as the quarterbacks coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2012-13) and Ticats (2009-10). He won a Grey Cup as part of the Riders’ coaching staff in 2013.

Jones played 130 games over nine seasons with the B.C. Lions (1998-99), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2000-04), Calgary Stampeders (2004), and Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2005). He threw for 21,383 yards and 145 touchdowns and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 2001.