Toronto Argonauts Confirm Coaching Staff for 2015 Season


Toronto Argonauts Confirm Coaching Staff for 2015 Season

Aug 17, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Toronto Argonauts head coach Scott Milanovich on the sidelines against the BC Lions at Rogers Centre. BC defeated Toronto 33-17. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

With the preseason less than three month away, the Toronto Argonauts still have a lot of work to do. With this in mind, on Monday the team confirmed their coaching staff for the 2015 season.

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The announcement was made to the local media by Scott Milanovich: “I am very excited about the staff we have put together for the 2015 season. Each of these men are excellent teachers and possess an intensity and love for the game that will be felt and appreciated by our players.”

As reported by, Marcus Brady and Tim Burke will return as offensive and defensive coordinator respectively. Anthony Ierullo also returns as running backs coach, a position he has maintained since 2012.

Casey Creehan, last season’s linebackers coach, will now coach the defensive line. The new additions’ to the Argonauts staff include Scott Downing, Jonathan Himebauch, Jaime Elizondo, Mike Preston, Peter Kuharchek and D.J. Wingate.

Despite Milanovich’s enthusiasm, most Argonauts fans are likely more thrilled about the fact their head coach is returning for the upcoming campaign. At one point, speculation was rife that the 41-year old would not be back for the 2015 season.

Apparently, Milanovich was frustrated by owner David Braley’s penny-pinching ways. It also didn’t help that Braley doesn’t get on with general manager Jim Barker, who the 2012 CFL Coach of the Year has a close relationship with.

In effect, if Barker had left, Milanovich would have followed him out of the door. This would have been a massive blow for the Argonauts, especially with the current unrest over their stadium situation.

While status quo is maintained for now, it is worth noting that both Milanovich’s and Barker’s contracts expire at the conclusion of the 2015 season. It will be interesting to see what Braley does, especially given that he is already an unpopular figure among Argonauts fans.

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