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Buck Pierce Joins Blue Bombers Coaching Staff

March 7, 2014 7:01 AM | Sports

Buck Pierce

Former Winnipeg Blue Bomber quarterback Buck Pierce (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Just days after announcing his retirement from professional football, Buck Pierce is back.

The former Winnipeg Blue Bombers quarterback — who mostly recently spent a season with the BC Lions — will join Winnipeg’s coaching staff this season.

The club announced Friday that Pierce will have the role as running backs coach.

“Deciding not to play football anymore was a difficult decision, but having the opportunity to re-join the Bombers in a coaching role was really a perfect fit,” Pierce said in a release.

“I am thrilled they wanted me to be a part of what I believe will be a great thing here in Winnipeg. I said when I was traded that I hoped one day I would be back in some capacity, and today is a really special day for my family and me.”

Pierce was traded to BC last fall, but has remained a part of the local community ever since. He’s currently a restaurant partner in Danny’s BBQ Smokehouse and Buck’s Sports Lounge in St. James, and involved in several charitable initiatives.