Former Winnipeg Blue Bombers offensive lineman Obby Khan has joined the University of Manitoba Bisons football coaching staff for the 2013 season.
Khan previously signed on to assist the Bisons in 2012 before he was recruited out of retirement by the Calgary Stampeders. The CFL team released him in March.
Khan’s primary role with the Brown and Gold will be to assist offensive line coach Terry Watson and head coach Brian Dobie during spring camp and throughout the regular season.
“I believe this is going to be another opportunity to give back and hope to mentor many young Bison student-athletes,” the 32-year-old said on Tuesday.
Since his post-Bomber career, Khan has also opened his own restaurant, Shawarma Khan, in the Exchange District. The business remains his first priority, and Khan hasn’t yet ruled out one day returning to the CFL if the opportunity arises.
“If someone gets hurt in week 8, 9 or 10 and they (a CFL team) need an old veteran who can kind of snap a ball still, then maybe I’ll go. But that’s way, way in the future… right now I’m with the Bisons.”
The Bisons also on Tuesday announced the commitment of defensive backs Jayden McKoy, Braedy Will and Houston Rennie, plus receiver Kurt Goodrich for the upcoming season.
The Bisons will play their first game at the new Investors Group Field stadium on August 30.