Hamilton Tiger-Cats assistant Casey Creehan hired as head coach of Lehigh Senior High School

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Long-time CFL assistant coach Casey Creehan will not be back with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats next season, having accepted a job as the head coach at Lehigh Senior High School in Fort Myers, Florida.

Creehan spent the 2022 season as a special teams and offensive assistant with the Ticats. It was his second stint with the organization after serving as defensive coordinator and defensive line coach under George Cortez in 2012.

The Florida resident began coaching in the CFL in 2004 as a defensive line coach with the Calgary Stampeders, spending four seasons coaching with his father, then-defensive coordinator Dennis Creehan. After stops as an assistant with the Montreal Alouettes and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, he ascended to the defensive coordinator role with Hamilton.

Creehan would later hold the same title with Winnipeg and the Toronto Argonauts. He spent two years as the defensive line coach with the Edmonton Football Team before returning to the college football ranks in 2018. He spent two years as head coach at Lyon College and two more at Peru State, eventually rejoining the Ticats.

In addition to his 13 seasons of CFL experience, Creehan has spent time as an assistant at Lehigh University, Southern Illinois, Clarion, James Madison, and Eastern Michigan. He takes over as head coach of the Lightning from James Chaney, who was hired by Deion Sanders to be the director of player development for the University of Colorado.