Scott Milanovich named head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (Wikimedia Commons)

According to the Canadian Press on Wednesday, Scott Milanovich has been named the new head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Milanovich was previously the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts from 2012 to 2016. In that time, the Argonauts had a record of 43 wins and 47 losses in 90 regular season games. Milanovich’s most memorable season coaching Toronto came in 2012, as the Argonauts beat the Calgary Stampeders 35-22 to win the 100th Grey Cup at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

This past season Milanovich was the senior assistant coach for the Tiger-Cats. Orlando Steinauer was the head coach and president of football operations, and Ed Hervey was the assistant general manager. Now, Steinhauer will focus on his duties as president of football operations, while Hervey has been promoted to general manager. Hervey was previously the general manager with Edmonton from 2013 to 2016, and the British Columbia Lions from 2017 to 2020. In that time, Hervey won a Grey Cup with Edmonton in 2015.

Milanovich quarterbacked one season in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996 and the Calgary Stampeders in 2003. Milanovich also spent time playing in NFL Europe, the XFL, and Arena Football League.

The Tiger-Cats were in third place in the East Division last year. They had a record of eight wins and 10 losses. Hamilton lost 27-12 to the Montreal Alouettes in the East Division semifinal.

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