Corey Grant, former Tiger-Cats assistant, heads to McMaster as OC

According to 3DownNation, Corey Grant is expected to be named the next offensive coordinator for the McMaster Marauders.

Grant was an assistant with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the past 6 years as assistant offensive coordinator and running backs coach. He’ll rejoin newly appointed head coach, Stephan Ptaszek, for the 2019 season. The two worked together in 2010 and 2016.

Bio via Hamilton Tiger-cats

Assistant Offensive Coordinator & Running Backs Coach

Corey Grant was elevated to Assistant Offensive Coordinator and Running Backs Coach of the Tiger-Cats on March 1, 2018. He originally joined the organization as Running Backs and Offensive Quality Control Coach on March 21, 2013, and served solely as Running Backs Coach from 2015-17.

Under Grant’s guidance, running back C.J. Gable was named an East Division All-Star twice (2013, 2016) and was named the East Division’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 2013. In 2015, the Tiger-Cats were tied for fourth in the CFL in average yards per carry (4.9) and rushing touchdowns (10) despite the team starting five different running backs throughout the season due to injury.

Prior to joining the Tiger-Cats, Grant served as McMaster University’s Wide Receivers Coach for two seasons (2010-11). His coaching career began in 2005 in the Ontario Varsity Football League while he was still playing in the CFL. He served as Offensive Coordinator of the Niagara Spears for six seasons (2005-10), and Head Coach of the Halton Cowboys for two seasons (2012-13). Grant was also the Wide Receivers Coach for the Golden Horseshoe All-Star Football Showcase in 2010.

Grant, who was selected seventh overall by Hamilton in the 1999 CFL Draft, enjoyed an 11-year CFL career with the Ticats (1999-2001, 2009), Montreal Alouettes (2002), and Saskatchewan Roughriders (2002-08). In 182 regular season games, the Hamilton, Ontario native caught 326 passes for 4,479 yards and 17 touchdowns. He would earn two Grey Cup rings in his playing career, his first with the Tiger-Cats in 1999 followed by another with the Kent Austin-led Roughriders in 2007. Grant was also the CFL’s East Division’s Most Outstanding Rookie in 1999.

GRANT’S COACHING HISTORY

2018 Assistant Offensive Coordinator & Running Backs Coach Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2015-17 Running Backs Coach Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2013-14 Running Backs Coach & Offensive Quality Control Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2012-13 Head Coach Halton Cowboys (OVFL)
2010-11 Wide Receivers Coach McMaster
2005-10 Offensive Coordinator Niagara Spears (OVFL)

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