February 6, 2013
Calgary Stampeders coach Jon Hufnagel finalist for CFL coach of the year
By IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency

Stampeders general manager and head coach John Hufnagel says the players involved in a fight at Flames Central will not be disciplined by the team. (AL CHAREST/Calgary Sun)

The 2012 season was a wild rollercoaster for the Calgary Stampeders, but the CFL still managed to win more games than anyone else.

Now the architect of that season is up for a major victory.

The Stamps had 72 different players suit up for them last season and they only got four starts out of their No. 1 pivot.

Through all this adversity, the team kept on winning games and improving. Now the Stampeders head coach is getting rewarded for what was a remarkable season in which the team represented the West Division in the Grey Cup.

The CFL announced on Wednesday that John Hufnagel, Scott Milanovich of the Toronto Argonauts and Mike Benevides of the B.C. Lions are the finalists for the Annis Stukus Trophy for coach of the year.

“Both Mike and Scott did excellent coaching work in 2012 and I’m honoured to be named a finalist for the coach of the year award along with those two men,” Hufnagel said in a statement.



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