CFL

New Stampeders owners commit 5 years to coach Hufnagel

The Calgary Stampeders have agreed to a five-year contract extension with head coach and general manager John Hufnagel, keeping him on the field through the 2016 CFL season.
Last season, John Hufnagel, shown here, joined Bobby Dobbs and Wally Buono as the only coaches to lead the Stampeders to the playoffs in each of their first four seasons with the team.

The Calgary Stampeders have agreed to a five-year contract extension with head coach and general manager John Hufnagel.

The new deal will keep Hufnagel with the Stamps through the 2016 season.

The deal comes on the same day the Stampeders announced that the Calgary Flames will become majority owners of the CFL team.

Flames president Ken King says negotiating a long-term deal for Hufnagel was the first order of business for the new majority owners.

Last season, Hufnagel joined Bobby Dobbs and Wally Buono as the only Calgary coaches to have guided the Stampeders to the playoffs in each of their first four seasons with the team.

Entering his fifth season with the Stamps, Hufnagel coached Calgary to an 11-7 record and a berth in the 2011 West Division semifinal.