Danny McManus joins Ticats coaching staff

The CFL Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday that Danny McManus has joined its coaching staff.

Danny McManus is returning to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats — as a coaching consultant.

The CFL club announced Wednesday that McManus has joined the coaching staff and will assist offensive coordinator Marcel Bellefeuille, as well as work with the team's quarterbacks

Wednesday's announcement marks a homecoming of sorts for McManus.

The Florida native played eight seasons with the Ticats, breaking team records for career passing yards (33,841), career touchdown passes (164), career pass completions (2,368) and single season passing yards (5,334).

In 1999, McManus won the CFL's Most Outstanding Player award, was named to the league's all-star team and led the Ticats to victory in the 1999 Grey Cup.

McManus retired after spending the 2006 CFL season with the Calgary Stampeders.

"Danny is one of the most popular players in Ticats history, but much more importantly he has a great understanding of the CFL game, and what it takes to win in this league," team president Scott Mitchell said.

"The Ticats are very fortunate to be able to add almost two decades worth of CFL expertise and experience to our organization."

McManus served as a guest coach during the team's recent training camp.

"After observing Danny in training camp, we believe he is a terrific addition to our coaching staff. His presence provided a positive influence for our quarterbacks and we look forward to him working with our players and staff moving forward," said Ticats general manager Bob O'Billovich.