The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have hired Steve Hladio as a running backs coach.

Bomber head coach Tim Burke says Hladio worked with the team last season in training camp. Hladio just completed his third season as offensive line and running backs coach with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y.

He also worked with Bomber offensive line coach Pat DelMonaco at the University of Albany and Hudson Valley Community College and with offensive co-ordinator Gary Crowton.

Hladio played ball at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, a Division II school where he was a team captain.