Argos coaching staff boasts experience

Argos head coach Scott Milanovich will turn to Jim Daley to lead special teams as the CFL team...

Argos head coach Scott Milanovich will turn to Jim Daley to lead special teams as the CFL team announced its coaching staff Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. (Michael Peake/QMI Agency)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:35 PM ET

TORONTO - Scott Milanovich’s new coaching staff is dotted with CFL experience, a necessary attribute that should put the Argos in a solid position to compete for a championship.

While GM Jim Barker’s work in assembling a roster remains in progress, Milanovich’s announcement on Thursday allows the Argos to begin the process of scheming, looking ahead to what could possibly be utilized in all three phases of football.

“I am extremely excited and proud of the staff that will lead our football team into the 2014 season, all of whom have prior CFL experience and are tremendous teachers that I believe our players will embrace and respond to,” the Argos head coach said in a prepared statement.

Following the off-season departures of several key assistants, including defensive co-ordinator Chris Jones, now Edmonton’s head coach, and special teams co-ordinator Mike O’Shea, whom the Blue Bombers appointed as their head coach, vacancies had to be filled and Milanovich has now executed his search.

Jim Daley, Casey Creehan, Will Plemons and Pat Perles have all been exposed to the CFL, Daley having the most experience in virtually every aspect of coaching.


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