Tiger-Cats keeping Osbaldiston as special-teams coach

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Thursday that Paul Osbaldiston will remain in his current role as the club's special-teams coach under new head coach Kent Austin.

Kicking great to be part of new head coach Kent Austin's staff.

Paul Osbaldiston, seen here in 2002, served as the Ticats' kicker and punter for 18 seasons. (Kevin Frayer/Canadian Press)

Paul Osbaldiston will return as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' assistant special-teams coach.

The CFL team announced Thursday that Osbaldiston will remain in his current role. Osbaldiston spent his first season as a full-time coach with Hamilton on George Cortez's staff and will continue working with kicker Luca Congi and punter Josh Bartel as part of new head coach Kent Austin's staff.

Under Osbaldiston's guidance, Congi and Bartel were East Division all-stars last season.

Osbaldiston, 48, served as the Ticats' kicker and punter for 18 seasons before retiring following the 2003 season, helping the club win Grey Cup titles in 1986 and '99. Last season, he was selected as the top kicker and punter in franchise history.