Bombers Guest Coaches

From the Bombers website:

Head Coach Paul LaPolice has announced his guest coaches who will assist the Blue Bomber coaching staff during the 2011 training camp. Mickey Donovan, Joe Loth, Jermese Jones, Bob Cameron and Troy Westwood will all be on hand when training camp opens on Sunday, June 5th.

Mickey Donovan is the special teams and defensive front seven coordinator at the University of Western Ontario. A former linebacker at both the University of Maine and Concordia University, Donovan was a two-time All-Canadian and won the President’s Trophy as the Defensive Player of the Year in the CIS in 2004. He suffered a devastating knee injury while trying out for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and has since been involved in coaching having spent time at the University of New Hampshire as well as serving as the special teams coordinator for Team Canada in 2009, and the defensive coordinator of Team Ontario West in 2010.

Joe Loth is entering his ninth year as the Head Coach of Otterbein College and is no stranger to Winnipeg having been a guest coach at last year’s training camp. Known for rebuilding struggling programs, Loth has now recorded three consecutive winning seasons with the Cardinals, going 23-8 over those three years. Prior to his time at Otterbein, Loth was hired as Head Coach of Kean University, and in 2002, he led his team to their best record of the past eight years. A three-year starter at defensive back for Otterbein during his playing career, Loth earned second team All-OAC honours in his senior year and still holds the school-record of 13 career interceptions. Loth began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Southern Methodist University before becoming the defensive coordinator at Western Connecticut State University and Capital University. He also spent time coaching the secondary at the University of Rhode Island and was a guest coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2009.

Jermese Jones enjoyed a seven-year CFL career with the BC Lions (2002), Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2003-2006), Saskatchewan Roughriders (2007) and Calgary Stampeders (2008). As a Blue Bomber, Jones was part of an offensive line that helped Charles Roberts win three league rushing titles in four years and also gave up the fewest sacks in the league in 2005. After leaving the Canadian game, Jones became an offensive graduate assistant at Kansas State and was a guest coach at last year’s Blue Bomber training camp.

Bob Cameron returns for his second consecutive training camp as a guest coach. The CFL Hall-of-Famer leads the league in punting after amassing 134,301 yards in 23 seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. A four-time CFL All-Star, Cameron won three Grey Cup championships and was named the Most Valuable Canadian in the 1988 Grey Cup game. Cameron also holds the record for most consecutive games played with 353 and was a Hec Crighton Award winner as the top player in the CIS in 1977 when he played quarterback.

Troy Westwood is Winnipeg’s all-time leading scorer after amassing 2,748 points in 18 seasons as a member of the Blue Bombers. His holds numerous team records in the kicking department including most career field goals (617) and most career converts (732) as well as the league record for most consecutive converts, with 657. Westwood played in 293 games and was named a Divisional All-Star three times (’92, ’93, ’94) and a CFL All-Star in 1992, along with being named the team’s Most Outstanding Canadian in 1992 and 2003. This will be Westwood’s first time working as a guest coach and he will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame later this year.