Tiger-Cats fire head coach Bellefeuille
Hamilton, ON (Sports Network) - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats fired head coach Marcel Bellefeuille on Wednesday.
Bellefeuille had held the position since September 8, 2008. He oversaw a Tiger-Cats team which went 8-10 this past season and fell to Winnipeg, 19-3, in the East Division championship.
"We would like to thank coach Bellefeuille for his efforts during his time with our organization," said general manager Bob O'Billovich. "He represented the Tiger-Cats with pride and passion, and has left the organization in a much better place than when he started with us. However, we feel this move is necessary in order to reach our ultimate goal of winning a Grey Cup."
Bellefeuille joined the Ticats as offensive coordinator on December 19, 2007. He succeeded Charlie Taaffe in an interim head coach role midway through the 2008 season and guided the team to three consecutive postseason appearances, where they posted a 1-3 record.
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