March 4th, 2024

Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coach Scott Milanovich unveils ’24 staff

By The Canadian Press on February 2, 2024.

Toronto Argonauts corner back Jordan Younger (26) and linebacker Michael Fletcher (2) sit on the bench after the Montreal Alouettes defeated the Argonauts 33-17 to win the CFL Eastern Division Final in Toronto on Sunday November 20, 2005. Fletcher is returning to the CFL.
The former B.C. Lions and Toronto Argonauts linebacker will serve as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebackers coach in 2024 on head coach Scott Milanovich's staff. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

HAMILTON – Michael Fletcher is returning to the CFL.

The former B.C. Lions and Toronto Argonauts linebacker will serve as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats linebackers coach in 2024 on head coach Scott Milanovich’s staff.

Fletcher was a two-time Grey Cup champion as a player and spent the last three seasons as a defensive analyst at Arizona State University.

Milanovich begins his first full season as Hamilton’s head coach in place of Orlondo Steinauer, who stepped away from the sidelines to concentrate on his duties as president of football operations.

Milanovich joined the Ticats in 2023 as a senior assistant coach before taking over offensive play-calling duties in August.

Mark Washington (defensive co-ordinator), Mike Gibson (offensive line) and Jarryd Baines (quarterbacks) all return from last year’s staff although Baines does so in a new capacity.

The new faces include Fletcher, Paul Boudreau (special teams), Glen Young (defensive line), Brandon Isaac (defensive backs), Naaman Roosevelt (receivers) and Myer Spitulnik (offensive quality control).

Alex Penz also has a new role (special-teams assistant) after serving last season as the club’s assistant video co-ordinator.

Boudreau joins the Ticats after eight seasons in Winnipeg, where he served as special-teams co-ordinator since 2017. Young, a Toronto native and former CFL player, has previous coaching experience with both the Bombers (2016-19) and Argos (’21).

Isaac, another former CFL player, spent the previous two seasons as a defensive backs coach with the Edmonton Elks. Roosevelt, who played 12 seasons as a receiver in both the NFL and Canada, spent 2023 as an offensive assistant with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2024.

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