Former Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Marcel Bellefeuille is taking over as offensive co-ordinator for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for the rest of the season.

He is replacing Gary Crowton, who was fired from the position on Sunday.

Winnipeg has only won one of seven games so far this season and sits last place in the Canadian Football League's East Division. In the Blue Bombers' last contest, they lost 37-18 at home to the Tiger-Cats.

"No one in our organization is happy with the way we have performed so far this season," said Bombers head coach Tim Burke. "Our offence has not played up to their standards and we need to make this change in order to give us a chance at remaining in the hunt for the post season. I wish Gary all the best in his future endeavours."

Bellefeuille was added to Winnipeg's coaching staff on Aug. 12 after spending last season with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

Bellefeuille spent three seasons as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' head coach. He guided the team to the playoffs in each of his three full seasons at the helm, including an appearance in the East Final in 2011.

Bellefeuille was originally hired by the Tiger-Cats to be their offensive coordinator in 2008 after successful stints in the same capacity with the Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

He began his CFL coaching career in 2001 with the Roughriders.

Prior to joining the CFL, Bellefeuille won a Vanier Cup as head coach of the Ottawa Gee-Gees in 2000.

With files from CBC News