Canadian Football League

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Doug Berry to be introduced as the Bombers new Canadian Football League head coach


WINNIPEG -- Doug Berry will be introduced as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers new head coach this afternoon.
Berry, who has been the Montreal Alouettes co-offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach for the past three seasons, has reached an agreement with the Bombers and is scheduled to sign his contract this morning.
No one from the Bomber organization would confirm the news, but when the Sun contacted the Berry home in Massachusetts last night, a family member said he was on his way to Winnipeg.
Berry, 57, becomes the 26th head coach in Winnipeg Football Club history. He follows Jim Daley, who was fired on Nov. 8 after the Bombers finished the 2005 CFL campaign with a 5-13 record and missed the playoffs for the second year in a row.
It's believed Berry got the nod over former Renegades defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall and Calgary associate head coach Denny Creehan.

"There may be a market or two in the CFL that some people would perceive as 'Uh, I don't know about that job,' but Winnipeg's foundation is solid, and it looks like they're willing to win," Berry told the Sun on Dec. 8 after his first interview with Bombers GM Brendan Taman.


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