Former coach Reinebold diagnosed with cancer


Former CFL head coach Jeff Reinebold has been diagnosed with cancer.

Reinebold, 52, announced on his Facebook page that he was diagnosed with an unspecified form of cancer two weeks ago.

Reinebold is currently a receivers coach at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Reinebold was hired as the Bombers head coach prior to the 1997 season before being fired late in 1998. He had a 6-26 record.

Reinebold, a native of South Bend, Ind., was always a colourful character, with many tattoos and body piercings as well as a penchant for riding motorcyles.

He began his pro coaching career in 1991 with B.C. before joining the Las Vegas Posse in 1994. After the Posse folded, he went to Edmonton before heading to the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe for one season.

After he was fired by the Blue Bombers, Reinebold returned to NFL Europe as a special-teams coach of the Amsterdam Admirals.

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