The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have parted ways with assistant head coach and offensive coordinator Tommy Condell in what the club called a mutual decision.
“This day is quite difficult. Tommy is someone I have known since 2013. He is an exceptional man whose work ethic and creativity are second to none. His history with Hamilton as a coordinator and development of quarterbacks is undeniably impressive,” said president of football operations and head coach Orlondo Steinauer in a statement.
“He has been on our Ticats coaching staff for seven seasons and has been part of four Eastern Division championship teams. No doubt, Tommy has played a key role in the organization’s development of excellence. We thank him and his family for their great contributions and wish them well in the future.”
Condell first became the offensive coordinator in Hamilton in 2013 and served in the role for three years before suddenly resigning in April 2016, citing family reasons. He became the receivers coach of the Toronto Argonauts in 2017 after a year off from football and spent two seasons with the club, winning one Grey Cup.
The native of Utica, N.Y. rejoined the Ticats as their offensive coordinator in 2019 and added the title assistant head coach in 2022.
Hamilton has started three different quarterbacks this season as Bo Levi Mitchell and Matthew Shiltz have suffered serious injuries. The offence ranks seventh in net yards per game, eighth in offensive points per game, eighth in completion percentage, fifth in passing yards per game, ninth in rushing yards per game, and ninth in turnovers.
Scott Milanovich, the club’s senior assistant, will take over the play-calling duties on offence. The veteran coach joined the team this past off-season after spending the last two years as quarterbacks coach of the Indianapolis Colts. His last CFL stop was in Edmonton where he was hired to be the team’s head coach ahead of the 2020 season, though he never coached a game due to the cancellation of the 2020 season.
The 50-year-old native of Butler, Penn. was the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts for five years (2012-16) and won a Grey Cup in his first year at the helm. He previously won two Grey Cups with the Montreal Alouettes in 2009 and 2010 while he was the team’s offensive coordinator.