Toronto Argonauts hire veteran CFL coach Chris Jones as a defensive consultant
Saskatchewan Roughriders' head coach Chris Jones stands on the sideline during the second half of a CFL football game against the B.C. Lions in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:53AM EDT
TORONTO - Chris Jones is back coaching in the CFL.
The Toronto Argonauts announced Tuesday the veteran coach has joined Ryan Dinwiddie's staff as a defensive consultant.
Jones, 54, has spent 18 years coaching in the CFL. He returns to Toronto after serving as the club's defensive coordinator, assistant head coach and assistant general manager from 2012-2013.
A four-time Grey Cup champion, Jones was the CFL's coach of the year in 2018 after guiding the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a 12-6 record.
Jones made his head-coaching debut with Edmonton in 2014, guiding the club to a league championship in 2015 after registering a 14-4 regular-season mark.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 21, 2021.