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Huskies Coaching Change

12/21/2020, 9:15am PST
By Supplied

Iain MacLean steps down to make room for Jeff Tobert

Photo courtesy of Louis Christ Photography

Head Coach Iain Maclean recently announced that he would be stepping down from his position to pursue a very promising career opportunity.  The search for Iain’s replacement attracted excellent, deserving candidates from both within the Huskies coaching staff and externally.

The Huskies are thrilled to introduce Jeff Tobert as the new head coach of the Edmonton Huskies, becoming the 26th in team history.  Through the selection process, it became very evident that Jeff possesses the necessary leadership capabilities, philosophies, commitment and work ethic to build upon the good foundation built by Coach MacLean and his coaching staff.  Jeff joined the Huskies in 2016 as linebackers’ coach and in 2017 was appointed Defensive Coordinator.  Under Jeff’s tenure, the Huskies defence became one of the best in the nation and developed great football players.
 
The Huskies are extremely grateful to MacLean for his service as head coach.  Iain’s level of commitment, character and dedication to the Huskies has been outstanding.  In his eight years as head coach, he provided consistent improvement and stability to the football program. Most recently, he guided the team to four consecutive playoff berths including two conference final appearances.  MacLean instilled the virtues of enthusiasm, great effort and pride in the players.  He is a cherished member of the Huskies family and in this regard, we are pleased to advise that he'll remain part of the organization, joining the Board of Directors. 

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