former coach Bud Riley Passes Away

Former Ticats head coach Bud Riley has died at the age of 86. Hired as defensive co-ordinator for the 1981 season, Riley took over the top spot for the 1982 season and was replaced by director of player personnel Al Bruno midway through the 1983 campaign. Riley spent 12 seasons in the CFL and was also head coach in Winnipeg.. ... Cortez confirmed that linebacker Markeith Knowlton (lower body) and receiver Bakari Grant (hand) would miss their second straight games with injury. Defensive end Greg Peach went down in Monday’s practice with a leg injury but Cortez said he didn’t think it was serious. ... Speaking of Knowlton, he and wife Erica welcomed their first child, Markeith Darnell Knowlton, to the world during the bye week. ... While Burris took his two sons to Canada’s Wonderland during his break — he was still hoarse from the screaming — Cortez visited a couple of the area’s museums, including the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and the Fieldcote Memorial Park and Museum in Ancaster. He also ventured to Port Dover for a perch dinner. ... The Ticats have added defensive back Brock Campbell, defensive end Bruce Davis, defensive tackle Louis Ellis and import running back Brandon Rutley to the team’s practice roster. The team also released defensive tackle Jada Brown and defensive back Clem Johnson. ... Former Hamilton defensive end Stevie Baggs has signed with the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.

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Bud Riley- Condolences, RIP

Markieth and Erica Knowlton- Congratulations, first born son

That is sad news. My condolences go out to his family and all those who knew him.

8) With only 3 postings regarding the death of Bud Riley, it's obvious that the majority of people on this site don't
   even know he is !!!

    In that case they wouldn't even remember that his son, Mike, was actively pursued to become a head coach in 
    Hamilton at one time as well.   Mikes resume is even more impressive than his fathers.

    For those of us that do remember you Bud, RIP, and condolences to your family.

Rest in Peace Coach Riley, you will be missed. My condolences to his family.