From Drew Edward’s blog:
"This was released by the Ticats this morning:
Hamilton, Ontario - Hamilton Tiger-Cats Head Coach Marcel Bellefeuille has been nominated as a finalist for the 2009 Canadian Football League Coach of the Year Award.
In his first full season as a head coach, Bellefeuille guided the Ticats to a 9-9 record, second place in the East Division and a home playoff game.
“It is an honour to be recognized with this nomination and to be mentioned in the same category as the other two candidates,” said Bellefeuille. “I would like to thank the entire organization and my coaching staff as this is a reflection of everyone’s hard work.”
Bellefeuille was officially named the 20th head coach in team history on October 27, 2008 after taking over the team on an interim basis a month earlier. He originally joined the Black and Gold as offensive coordinator on December 19, 2007.
“We congratulate Coach Bellefeuille on his nomination in his first season as our head coach,” said General Manager Bob O’Billovich. “We look forward to even more success this season and in the future with him leading the team.”
Saskatchewan’s Ken Miller and Montreal’s Marc Trestman are also nominated.
The Coach of the Year Award will presented at a luncheon on Friday, March 5th at the conclusion of the annual CFL Congress meetings in Edmonton. The three finalists were nominated by 50 voting members of the Football Reporters of Canada."