August 24, 2017 2:25 pm
Updated: August 25, 2017 11:36 am

June Jones named new head coach of winless Ticats

Kent Austin is no longer the head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

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The struggling Hamilton Tiger-Cats have named June Jones their new head coach.

While Kent Austin steps away from the sidelines where he has guided the team to an 0-8 record this season, he still remains the team’s vice-president of football operations.

In over four seasons with Hamilton, Austin has led the team to two East Division titles, three Eastern final appearances, and Grey Cup appearances in 2013 and 2014.

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“June and I have established a great relationship, and I feel comfortable and very confident with him handling the on-field product moving forward,” said Austin. “This organization, its fans and partners deserve a championship calibre team and we fully expect to work together to return us to that level.”

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Jones joined the Ticats as assistant head coach on Aug. 2.

Jones was a head coach in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers in 1998 and Atlanta Falcons from 1994 to 1996.

He also coached in the NCAA at Southern Methodist University (2008-14) and the University of Hawaii (1999-2007).

The Ticats next play on Labour Day when they host the Toronto Argonauts.

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