CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats add former Baylor coach Art Briles

Former Baylor football coach Art Briles has been named Assistant Head Coach Offense by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Head coach June Jones announced the move on Monday morning, per the official website.

Briles left Baylor in disgrace after the sexual assault scandal that was exposed within the program. He’s been away from coaching since being fired by the school in 2016.

Before his tenure at Baylor, Briles coached Houston for five years and was a running backs coach for three seasons at Texas Tech before that. He has more than three decades worth of coaching and is considered to be a talented offensive-minded coach.

Landing in the CFL is probably the best thing that could have happened to Briles following his failures at Baylor. He never did own up to his responsibility as the leader who allowed young men to perpetuate a culture of rape and sexual assault. Because of that, he’s not likely to garner any coaching opportunities at the college level any time soon.