Jerry Glanville is making a return to coaching, in Canada


If you’re wondering where Jerry Glanville has been, wonder no more.

“The Man in Black” in NFL coaching circles in the late 80′ and early 90’s, Jerry Glanville has not coached anywhere since 2009. But at 76 years old that’s about to change, with reporting Glanville will join the Hamilton Tiger-Cats coaching staff in the CFL.

Glanville will reunite with Tiger-Cats’ head coach June Jones, who he worked under as defensive coordinator at the University of Hawaii in 2005 and 2006. Jones worked under Glanville as quarterbacks coach with the Houston Oilers (1987-1988) and as offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons (1991-1993), before replacing Glanville as Falcons’ head coach. So the ties between the two are deep.

Glanville last coached at Portland State from 2007-2009, with a 9-24 record over three seasons as head coach. He surfaced as head coach of the UFL’s Hartford Colonials in 2011, but the league suspended operations before that season began.

Glanville had a 60-69 regular season record as head coach of the Oilers and Falcons, along with a 3-4 playoff mark over four postseason appearances. His expertise was on the defensive side of the ball, and that’s what his role with the Tiger-Cats will entail.

Glanville is famous for his outfits, leaving tickets for Elvis at will call and coining a great, iconic phrase. He was captured telling a referee that N-F-L stands for “not for long”, with a profanity afterward. The video is below, with the offending word bleeped out.

It probably won’t go very far beyond where it will start, but Glanville will be back doing what he was born to do-coach football. The rules differences between the CFL and the NFL are sure to leave him flabbergasted, at least initially, so Glanville will be good for some humorous quips during the first game or two of Hamilton’s 2018 season.

That of course assumes Glanville’s role will include being on the sideline during games. TSN in Canada has to be secretly hoping for that (while being ready with an on-field microphone and a dump button).



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