Hamilton Ticats make coaching change, ex-Argos coach gets key duties


Published August 8, 2023 at 10:27 am

Tommy Condell, assistant head coach and offensive coordinator of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, was praised for his work ethic and creativity. COURTESY HAMILTON TIGER-CATS

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have made a former Toronto Argonauts coach its assistant head coach and offensive coordinator after the team said it “mutually agreed” to part ways with Tommy Condell in the wake of its recent loss to the Montreal Alouettes.

Senior assistant coach Scott Milanovich, who hails from the industrial small town of Butler, Pa., will replace Condell and take over the club’s play-calling duties, the team announced Aug. 7.

Orlondo Steinauer, president of football operations and head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, said it was “difficult” to see Condell go. 

“He is an exceptional man whose work ethic and creativity are second to none,” he said in a statement, adding that he has known Condell since 2013. “His history with Hamilton as a Coordinator and development of quarterbacks is undeniably impressive.”

Steinauer praised Condell for being able to quickly produce results when he became offensive coordinator in 2019, helping the team offensively to a 15-3 regular season record.

Condell was on the Ticats coaching staff for seven seasons and he was part of four Eastern Division Championship teams. 

“No doubt, Tommy has played a key role in the organization’s development of excellence.  We thank him and his family for their great contributions and wish them well in the future,” Steinauer said.

Scott Milanovich will take over the Ticats’ play-calling duties. COURTESY TORONTO ARGONAUTS

Scott Milanovich will take over the Ticats’ play-calling duties. COURTESY TORONTO ARGONAUTS

Milanovich, the team’s new assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, has over 20 years of coaching experience. He spent 11 seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders (2003), Montreal Alouettes (2007-11) and Toronto Argonauts (2012-16).

He joined the Ticats as senior assistant coach in May. As head coach of the Toronto Argonauts, Milanovich helped the team win a Grey Cup and he was named the CFL’s Coach of the Year in 2012. He was previously a quarterbacks coach in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts (2021-22) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2017-19).

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