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Jerry Glanville joins Tiger-Cats coaching staff

Jerry Glanville is the newest defensive co-ordinator for the Ticats.
Jerry Glanville is the newest defensive co-ordinator for the Ticats. Rick Zamperin/900 CHML

A familiar name is the newest addition to the Tiger-Cats coaching staff. Jerry Glanville has been named the team’s newest defensive co-ordinator.

Glanville, who spent the 2017 training camp with the Tiger-Cats, has a coaching career that goes back 30 years.

“Jerry is one of the best defensive minds and one of the great motivators in the game of football, and we’re excited to have him come on board with the Ticats,” Ticats head coach June Jones stated in a media release on Friday.

“I played for Jerry, coached for Jerry, and he has coached for me. We think alike and he has been a big influence on not just me, but the game of football itself. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the CFL just got better.”

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Glanville, 76, was head coach of the Houston Oilers and the Atlanta Falcons in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Earlier in his career, he served as a defensive co-ordinator for both of those teams as well as several others.

Glanville was on the Falcons’ coaching staff during June Jones’ time with the team from 1977 to 1981.

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