Hamilton Tiger-Cats promote and extend contracts of Condell, Washington

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Published April 12, 2022 at 2:36 pm

Hamilton Tiger-Cats promote and extend contracts of Condell, Washington
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced that coaches Tommy Condell and Mark Washington have been promoted. They've also signed extensions through the 2023 season. (Hamilton Tiger-Cats photo)

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Tuesday (Apr. 12) that the club has promoted Tommy Condell and Mark Washington. The pair also signed contract extensions through the 2023 season.

Condell will continue as the Tiger-Cats‘ offensive coordinator but is now also an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach. Washington, the Tiger-Cats’ defensive coordinator, has also been elevated to assistant head coach.

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“Our foundation begins with quality people,” said Orlondo Steinauer, football operations and president and head coach. “Tommy and Mark are exceptional people who not only deserve these extensions and promotions but without a doubt have earned them.”

“Being able to retain them will not only have a tremendous impact on the football field but throughout the organization,” he added. “They are tireless workers and experts in their fields, who add great value to our players and to me personally. I want to thank them and their families for committing to the Tiger-Cats organization, and the city of Hamilton. Let’s get to work!”

Condell is entering his sixth season with the Ticats over two separate stints (2013-15, 2019-present), where he has appeared in four Grey Cups (2013, 14, 19, 21). In 2021, Condell’s offence picked up wins with three different starting quarterbacks, Jeremiah Masoli (4), Dane Evans (2), and David Watford (2) after both Masoli and Evans missed significant time due to injury.

In addition to the quarterbacks, the offence also overcame the loss of 2019 CFL All-Star receiver Bralon Addison, who only appeared in three games due to injury, and offensive lineman Kay Okafor, who opened the season as the starting left tackle but only appeared in eight games due to injury.

Condell’s offence produced the East Division’s nominee for Most Outstanding Lineman, Brandon Revenberg, who was nominated for the second time in his career and was named a CFL All-Star. Additionally, receivers Tim White, Jaelon Acklin and offensive lineman Chris Van Zeyl were all named CFL East Division All-Stars.

Washington is entering his third season as the defensive coordinator in Hamilton, after originally joining the team in 2019. His defence followed up a historic campaign in 2019 with another solid showing in 2021, posting the league’s best run defence which held opponents to a league-low in rushing yards (1,115), rushing yards per game (79.6), rushes over 10 yards (28) and rushes over 20 yards (2) as well as leading the league in interceptions (17) and interception return touchdowns (3).

Washington’s defence produced the 2021 East Division’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player, Simoni Lawrence, who was nominated for the second consecutive season, as well as three CFL All-Stars, including Lawrence and defensive backs Jumal Rolle and Cariel Brooks.

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