Blue Bombers reward LaPolice with extension
Winnipeg, MB (Sports Network) - The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed head coach Paul LaPolice to a two-year contract extension.
LaPolice is entering his third season with the Bombers, who are coming off an appearance in the Grey Cup last year.
"I'm thrilled to get this agreement done and remain the head coach for years to come," said LaPolice on Tuesday. "I am very confident that we are a team on the rise and look forward to continued success. This is a great organization with an amazing fan base, and a great core of young players."
Winnipeg went from 4-14 in LaPolice's first season of 2010 to 10-8 last year. The Bombers then beat Hamilton in the East Division final before losing to British Columbia in the Grey Cup game.
"I am very pleased to extend the contract of coach LaPolice," said Bombers general manager Joe Mack in a statement. "Over his first two seasons as head coach, he has shown tremendous progress and leadership, and an obvious ability to overcome adversity and steer our team in the right direction. In just two years we have seen a great turnaround and a Grey Cup appearance, and I am confident there is much more of that to come in the next few seasons."
Before joining the Bombers, LaPolice spent three seasons with Saskatchewan, including 2008 and 2009 as the club's offensive coordinator. He'd also been offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Bombers from 2002-03.
03/20 13:36:56 ET