Long-time CFL coach Jeff Reinebold hired as director of player development by the University of Hawaii

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Long-time CFL coach Jeff Reinebold is returning to the University of Hawaii to serve as director of player development for the Rainbow Warriors, according to a report from John Brice of FootballScoop.

The 64-year-old already calls Hawaii home in the offseason and last coached with the team under former Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ head coach June Jones, serving as defensive line coach from 2006 to 2007. He returns under new head coach Timmy Chang, a former CFL quarterback with Hamilton and Winnipeg.

Reinebold was hired to serve as the special teams coordinator with the Montreal Alouettes in January 2022 after choosing not to return to the Ticats after helping the team to two straight Grey Cup appearances. He never reported to Montreal and officially departed the team in May due to what the Als called “personal matters.”

The veteran coach was later announced as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach of the Alabama Airborne, a Major League Football franchise. That league collapsed prior to launch earlier this week.

The native of South Bend, Ind. has an extensive CFL résumé featuring stints with the B.C. Lions, Las Vegas Posse, Edmonton Elks, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Montreal Alouettes, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He was Winnipeg’s head coach for two seasons (1997-1998) and produced a 7-29 win-loss record, missing the playoffs in both years. 

Reinebold also has extensive NCAA experience, having coached at Dartmouth, Montana, Penn, New Mexico, Louisiana Tech and Southern Methodist in addition to his time with Hawaii.