Brady retires, joins Alouettes staff

September 12, 2009, 9:39 PM

THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL — Quarterback Marcus Brady has decided to retire after seven CFL seasons and become the receivers coach with the Montreal Alouettes.

He was mainly used as a backup after breaking into the league with the Toronto Argonauts in 2002. Brady completed 246-of-469 passes for 3,321 yards and 15 touchdowns in 107 career games with the Argos, Alouettes and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

He also carried the ball 122 times for 679 yards and six touchdowns.

The Alouettes also announced Thursday that Tim Tibesar will serve as linebackers coach and Jonathan Himebauch will coach the offensive line. Scott Milanovich was named assistant head coach and will continue to handle his duties as offensive co-ordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Tim Burke will continue as defensive co-ordinator and Scott Squires remains the special teams co-ordinator. Andy Bischoff will continue coaching the running backs and also serve as the assistant offensive line coach with Himebauch. Mike Sinclair returns to coach the defensive line and Jean-Marc Edme remains in his defensive quality control position.

“I am proud of the team we have put together,” head coach Marc Trestman said in a statement. “I would like to thank the three coaches who have left us for their great contribution to this organization — Vince Martino, Jaime Elizondo and Casey Creehan are remarkable people, and we wish them the best in their respective careers.”

Tibesar spent the last three seasons with the Kansas State Wildcats, including the last two as defensive co-ordinator.

Himebauch, a former offensive lineman and long snapper, began his pro coaching career with the Calgary Stampeders in 2003 as an offensive line coach.

He became San Diego State’s offensive line coach in 2006 after being the head coach at Harvard-West Lake High School in Los Angeles. Himebauch also has coached at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and Santa Barbara College.

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