Canadian Football League

Monday, December 06, 2004

Edmonton -- The Edmonton Eskimo Football Club today announced that Danny Maciocia has been named the team's' new head coach. Maciocia had spent the last three seasons as the Eskimos' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The 36 year-old native of Montreal has helped guide the development of some of the Eskimos top offensive players, including quarterback Jason Maas who passed for a career best 5,270 yards last season. Eskimo President and CEO Hugh Campbell noted "Danny Maciocia is one of the top young coaches in football. He's an excellent leader and strategist and this is an exciting day for the Eskimo organization and our fans." "I'm honoured to be named head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos, a team that has enjoyed so much success both on and off the field," said Maciocia. Prior to joining the Eskimos in 2002, Maciocia spent five seasons with the Montreal Alouettes. Maciocia is also in his second year as head coach of Team Canada and will lead the squad at the 2005 NFL Global Junior Championship in Jacksonville. Last season, Team Canada won a silver medal at the 2004 championship in Houston. Danny Maciocia Born: May 26, 1967 - Montreal, PQ. Danny and wife Sandra; daughters Bianca and Juliana reside in St. Albert, AB. Notable: Danny Maciocia is the first Canadian-born head coach of the Eskimos since Annis Stukus (1949-'51) and the Esks 15th head coach since 1949.


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