Former Guelph HC Kyle Walters new ST coach

From the Bombers website:

The Winnipeg Football Club is pleased to announce its hired former Guelph head coach Kyle Walters as their special teams coordinator today. Walters has spent the past four seasons as the head football coach at the University of Guelph, posting a 13-18-1 record.

In 2008, the Gryphons earned a home playoff game, while in 2007, Guelph had one of their best seasons in recent history, going 4-4 and hosting the 100th Yates Cup, their first Yates appearance since 1996. Kyle has also been the special teams coordinator for the West team in the last three CIS All-Star games.

The native of St. Thomas, Ontario previously served as the Gryphons full-time assistant football coach and defensive coordinator from 2004-2005. Prior to his coaching career in the CIS, Walters spent the 2003 season as the assistant special team’s coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

As a player, Kyle played safety and halfback from 1997-2003 with the Hamilton Ti-Cats, helping them win the 1999 Grey Cup, while also serving as the special teams captain for three of those seasons. His CIS career saw him play from 1992-1996 at Guelph, while being named team captain in 1996 and capturing the Yates Championship in 1992 and 1996.

“I am extremely excited to have Kyle directing the special teams for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. As a former player who was a special teams captain in the CFL, he will do a tremendous job teaching and motivating our players. We also are excited to promote the Canadian part of our game by elevating one of the bright young minds in the CIS, to the CFL,? said head coach Paul LaPolice.

excellent hire…

Right on, great to see some of our canuck coaches coming up through the CIS ranks, and a career special teams player to boot.

Hiring a raw rook to coach ST is a gamble. Other teams will realize he's calling the shots, and throw a lot of creative stuff his way.

He’s not a raw rook…not that its that important to you

Play a lot of par 3 courses On in Two?

Does he have any CFL coaching experience? If not, he’s a raw rook.

Sounds familiar... In order to get a job, you need experience, but to get experience, you need a job. :lol:

At some point, every coach is a rookie.

Considering he was the ST captain for the Ticats when he played for them I can see why you think he probably knows nothing about creative ST plays. :roll:

Par 3 guy…
read his bio…he coached in CFL