Blue Bombers Bring Back Former Head Coach LaPolice as Offensive Co-Ordinator

Blue Bombers Bring Back Former Head Coach LaPolice as Offensive Co-Ordinator

By The Canadian Press

Paul LaPolice
Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach Paul LaPolice is now the team’s new offensive co-ordinator. (DARRIN BAUMING / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Paul LaPolice is heading back to Winnipeg.

The former Winnipeg Blue Bombers head coach has been hired by the team as its new offensive co-ordinator.

The Blue Bombers tweeted a 19-second video Monday night depicting LaPolice and head coach Mike O’Shea signing a contract and shaking hands.

“Fire it up,” LaPolice says in the video after being introduced as the new offensive co-ordinator by O’Shea.

The 45-year-old LaPolice served as Winnipeg’s head coach from 2010 to 2012. He compiled a 16-28 record during that time.

He will replace Marcel Bellefeuille, whose contract was not renewed by the Bombers following the 2015 season.

LaPolice first broke into the CFL as a receivers coach with the Toronto Argonauts in 2000 before joining the Bombers as an offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks, receivers and running backs coach two years later. He also worked as a receivers coach with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Saskatchewan Roughriders.

LaPolice has worked as a CFL broadcaster since 2012.

Winnipeg finished fourth in the West division with a 5-13 record last season.

CP - The Canadian Press


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