Former Alouettes head coach Khari Jones joins Ticats' football operations staff

Khari Jones wasn't out of work long, accepting a football operations consultant position with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Monday, two weeks after Montreal fired him as head coach following the CFL club's 1-3 start to the season.

In previous stint with Hamilton he was quarterbacks coach, offensive co-ordinator

Two weeks after the Alouettes fired head coach Khari Jones, he is football operations consultant with the Tiger-Cats, with whom he was quarterbacks coach in 2009-10 and offensive co-ordinator in 2011. (Courtesy

Khari Jones wasn't out of work long.

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats hired Jones as a football operations consultant Monday. The move came after Jones was fired as the Montreal Alouettes head coach July 6 following the club's 1-3 start to the season.

Montreal general manager Danny Maciocia assumed head-coaching duties for the remainder of the season. Jones was promoted from offensive co-ordinator to head coach by former Alouettes GM Kavis Reed before the 2019 season.

The Alouettes went 10-8 in 2019 for their first winning campaign since 2012 and first playoff appearance since 2014, securing Jones a three-year extension.

Maciocia was named Alouettes GM in 2020, when the CFL cancelled its season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montreal finished third in the East Division in the shortened 2021 campaign with a 7-7 record before losing to Hamilton 23-12 in the opening round of the conference playoffs.

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Tim White's late go-ahead touchdown was enough to give Hamilton a 25-23 win. Ottawa remains the CFL's lone winless team in the defeat.

Wealth of CFL head-coaching experience

Hamilton is 1-4 this season and visits the B.C. Lions on Thursday.

Jones has over 14 years of CFL coaching experience. Before joining Montreal as offensive co-ordinator in 2018, he had spent time as OC with the Lions (2014-17) and Tiger-Cats (2011).

He was quarterbacks coach with Saskatchewan (2012-13) and Hamilton (2009-10).

Before entering the coaching ranks, the former quarterback played in 130 games over nine seasons with B.C., Winnipeg, Calgary and Hamilton.

He was named the CFL's most outstanding player and a CFL all-star in 2001 and is a two-time CFL divisional all-star (2001, 02) while with the Blue Bombers.

"Khari is an outstanding person with a vast amount of experience in the Canadian Football League and he will add a tremendous amount of value to our football team." Orlondo Steinauer, the Ticats' president of football operations and head coach, said in a statement.

"We are happy to welcome Khari and his family back to the city of Hamilton and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats organization."

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