Alouettes name Khari Jones as Acting Head Coach

The Montreal Alouettes @MTLAlouettes have named Offensive Coordinator, Khari Jones, as Acting Head Coach. In a news release, the team said outgoing head coach Mike Sherman and the organization have agreed to part ways.

Jones will do double-duty for now.  

"We want to thank Mike Sherman for his dedication to our team," said Kavis Reed, General Manager of Training. We are disappointed with the turn of events, but we believe it is in the best interest of the team to go in that direction. "
 
"We had identified some elements to modify last year, but unfortunately these adjustments did not materialize. It's not an easy decision, but we believe it's the one we need to take. Our team will be in very good hands, Khari has shown great things in 2018 and has solid experience in the CFL, "added Reed.
 
Jones, who is in his second season with the Alouettes, worked with the young quarterbacks in 2018 and they showed great progress under him. He began his coaching career in 2009 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he led the quarter-finals in his first two seasons before being named responsible for the attack the following year. In 2012 and 2013, he led the Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterbacks, helping the team win the Gray Cup in its second season.

Originally from Hammond, Indiana, the 48-year-old coach enjoyed an 11-season career as a CFL quarterback, wearing the colors of the BC Lions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Calgary Stampeders, Edmonton Eskimos and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
 
"It's an honor for me," said Khari Jones. I would have preferred it to be done in other circumstances, but I feel ready to take on this challenge. We have a good group of coaches and players in place who are talented and who work very hard. I look forward to seeing them at work and I am confident that we will all work together with one goal in mind. "

The Alouettes will host a news conference at 3pm this afternoon. Stay tunes to CJAD800 or our sister-station, TSN690, for details.