Edmonton Football Team names Jaime Elizondo new head coach

Edmonton Football Team (Wikimedia Commons)

According to the Canadian Press on Monday, the Edmonton Football Team of the Canadian Football League has named Jaime Elizondo their new head coach. Elizondo is the first Mexican head coach in the history of the Edmonton Football Team, as he is a native of Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Elizondo has previous coaching experience with the Montreal Alouettes, Toronto Argonauts, and Ottawa Redblacks. He was the wide receivers coach with the Alouettes in 2008 and 2009, winning a Grey Cup in 2009. There, the Alouettes beat the Saskatchewan Roughriders 28-27. Jamel Richardson led the Alouettes in receiving during the 2009 Grey Cup in Calgary, as he had eight catches for 113 yards, and a touchdown.

After one year as the wide receivers coach at Syracuse University in the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 2009, Elizondo was the quarterbacks coach and offensive co-ordinator of the Toronto Argonauts in 2010 and 2011. There he worked with former National Football League quarterback Cleo Lemon.

From 2012 to 2014, Elizondo was the offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach at Colombia University. Then in 2015, Elizondo returned to the CFL, where he was the wide receivers coach for the Argonauts. Then from 2016 to 2018, Elizondo was the offensive co-ordinator for the Redblacks. In 2016, Ottawa defeated Calgary 39-33 to win the Grey Cup. Then in 2019, Elizondo was the offensive co-ordinator of the Tampa Bay Vipers of the XFL.

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