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Broncos Hire Familiar Face

01/22/2019, 8:00pm PST
By Kamloops This Week

Rob Ellis returns as the head coach

Photo courtesy of Kamloops This Week (2009)

Rob Ellis (left) will have another chance to turn the Kamloops Broncos into a competitive CJFL franchise.

The organization’s board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday January 16th to make him head coach, a position he held in 2009 and 2010 before health concerns forced him to relinquish the job, according to a club press release.

Kamloops was 2-8 in 2008, the year before Ellis’ first tenure began. He led the team to a 5-15 record over the following two seasons.

He is inheriting an 0-10 club this year.

The winless 2018 campaign sparked a major organizational overhaul.

Gone are former head coach Brad Yamaoka, former president Dino Bernardo and former general manager Jan Antons.

Joe Liberatore has taken over GM duties and Darren Watt is listed as interim president on the club’s website.

“With the recent changes in the executive structure of the Kamloops Broncos, coach Ellis adds a sense of stability and structure,” the press release said. “His presence assures our fans, supporters and, most importantly, our players that we are seriously moving forward with renewed vigour and enthusiasm in putting the best possible product on the field.”

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