Argos coach profiles

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:49 AM ET

- Jaime Elizondo, offensive co-ordinator/QB coach

A native of Mexico who grew up in El Paso, Tex., Elizondo was the wide receivers coach at Syracuse last year ... In 2008, was the wide receivers/special teams coach under Marc Trestman with the Montreal Alouettes, and in 2007, was a special teams/wide receivers assistant with the New Orleans Saints.

- Chip Garber, defensive co-ordinator

Has 29 years of coaching experience, with 27 of those in the NCAA ... One year of CFL experience was in 2008, when he was the defensive backs coach with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats ... Spent last season as defensive quality control coach with the Washington Redskins ... Resume includes four years on staff with Army and three at the Virginia Military Institute ... Linebacker in his college days, spending three years at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1978.

- Mike O'Shea, special teams co-ordinator

Known as a coach's player, his 271 regular-season games in the CFL are the most in league history by a defensive player ... Second on CFL's career list with 1,151 tackles, with a franchise-record 822 for the Argos ... Won three Grey Cups (1996, 1997, 2004) with the Boatmen ... Named an all-time Argo in 2007 ... Native of North Bay, Ont., spent 16 seasons in the CFL, including four with Hamilton, after graduating from the University of Guelph in 1992.

- Cos DeMatteo, receivers coach

Spent the past two years as assistant head coach/offensive co-ordinator with Tennessee Valley in Arena Football 2 ... After a career-ending injury in 2006, was hired by Peyton Manning to be the facility co-ordinator for the quarterback's training facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... Along with Terrell Owens, is on the University of Tennessee's all-century team at receiver ... Had a role in the movie Invincible and was an extra in the remake of The Longest Yard.

- Steve McAdoo, offensive line coach

Has the most CFL coaching experience of those hired on Friday ... Was co-offensive co-ordinator with the Montreal Alouettes in 2006 ... From 2003-05, was the Als' offensive line/running backs coach ... Was working for a non-profit organization in Nashville when the Argos came calling .. Was named a three-time all-American at Middle Tennessee State University in the early 1990s ... Played for the CFL's now-defunct Shreveport Pirates in 1994-95 before an injury ended his career.

- Greg Quick, linebackers coach

Coaching experience includes 29 years at the NCAA level ... Most recently was the head coach at Concord University in Athens, W. Va., from 2003-08 ... Worked with Jim Barker at New Mexico State in the mid-1980s ... Was a star centre at Baldwin-Wallace College and won a Division III title in 1979 ... His studies on coaching and exercise physiology have been published in several journals and magazines.

- Orlondo Steinauer, defensive backs coach

A 13-year CFL vet whose career ended in 2008, Steinauer is one of only a few players in league history to be named an all-star at three different positions (cornerback, defensive back and safety) ... Second in CFL history with 1,178 interception return yards ... Is back in the game after serving as the CFL insider on Rogers Sportsnet last year ... Lives year-round in Oakville ... Has two Grey Cup rings and played for Ottawa and Hamilton as well as the Argos.

- George Dyer, defensive line coach

At 69, is oldest of those hired on Friday ... Coaching career started in 1964 when he was an assistant at Humboldt State ... Most recent pro coaching gig was in 2003, when he was the Detroit Lions' defensive line coach ... Also worked for Denver, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle and Buffalo in the NFL ... An assistant in the mid-1970s with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers ... Spent past three years as the defensive co-ordinator at the U.S. high school all-American game in Florida.


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