Tommy Condell is back as the Ticats’ offensive coordinator. It was made official in a press conference today after it was announced June Jones would be stepping down to pursue opportunities south of the border.
“We feel very fortunate that Tommy’s in the building,” said Head Coach Orlondo Steinauer. “We’re excited for June, when you have great people in the building they’re always going to be approached. We have Tommy here so we’re going to move forward.”
After serving as the Argos’ offensive coordinator last season, Condell returns to Hamilton where he served as the OC from 2013-2015 and enjoyed a considerable amount of success. Condell’s offences placed near or at the top of numerous offensive categories over that time period including being the CFL’s top ranked passing offence and scoring the second most points in 2015. That year his offence also had the second most yardage (5,148) as well as finished tied for second with 32 passing touchdowns and the third highest passing percentage (68%).
Condell also brings a championship pedigree to the Ticats, having won a grey cup with the Argos in 2017 as their receivers coach.
As for potential concerns about how the offence will look, Condell says they’re going to run “the Ticats offence.”
“It’s going to be our offence.” Says Condell, “They had a tremendous amount of success last year and to be able to coalesce that with what we’ve done in the past and make it in our offence, that’s what we’re going to do.”
Jones, who served as the Ticats Head Coach in 2017 and 2018, says he’s going to miss the people of Hamilton the most, and mentioned the 2017 Labour Day game and the 2018 East Semi-Final win as the two highlights of his time in Hamilton.
“Anytime you can make the playoffs and then win a playoff game, that’s why you’re doing what you’re doing,” says Jones. “It’s a great city, it’s my kind of city and I’ll have fond thoughts forever.”