The Ottawa REDBLACKS have hired Winston October as the team’s new receivers coach, the club announced on Monday.
“Winston is an experienced player and coach and we’re happy he chose to join the REDBLACKS,” said REDBLACKS GM Marcel Desjardins.
October, who as a player suited up for the Montreal Alouettes, Edmonton Eskimos and in the NFL with Washington, comes to Ottawa after coaching the receivers at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
“The REDBLACKS did a great job explaining the positives of coming to Ottawa and the talent we have here. It really made it a no-brainer for me to come in and do my part to bring another Grey Cup to the city. I’m really excited to get started,” said Coach October.
October signed with the Montreal Alouettes in 1999 after a collegiate career with the University of Richmond. He joined the Eskimos in 2001 and played with the club until 2004, winning a Grey Cup in 2003.
Following his playing career, October coached the secondary at the Virginia Military Institute before spending five years as receivers coach there. He moved to the College of William and Mary in 2014.
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