Former Lions head coach Mohns passes away

Greg Mohns (left), seen here with Rich Stubler (centre) and  Mike 'Pinball' Clemons (right) during...

Greg Mohns (left), seen here with Rich Stubler (centre) and Mike 'Pinball' Clemons (right) during his time with the Argonauts, was a former head coach of the B.C. Lions. (Greg Henkenhaf/QMI Agency/Files)

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VANCOUVER - Former BC Lions head coach Greg Mohns has passed away.

Mohns joined the Lions on an interim basis in 1998, becoming the club's 21st head coach when general manager Adam Rita stepped down from the position.

After taking control of a 3-6 club, the Lions finished in third place in the CFL's West Division with a 9-9 record on the strength of a six-game winning streak to close the season.

The following year, Mohns led the Lions to a then club record-tying 13-win season and a West Division crown before losing in the Divisional Finals to the Calgary Stampeders.

The Lions began the 2000 season under Mohns with a 3-4 mark before he resigned and was replaced by Steve Buratto. In 34 games at the helm, Mohns' posted a career record of 22-12.


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