By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Montreal Alouettes have fired head coach Mike Sherman on Saturday morning. The move was made just days before the upcoming Canadian Football League starts.
The move comes less than one week before their first game of the season. The Alouettes kick off their season on June 14.
“We would like to thank Mike Sherman for his hard work and dedication with our team,” said Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. “We would have preferred a different turn of events, but we believe that we are making this decision with the best interest of our organization and our team in mind. We had identified some key elements from last year where we wanted to see some changes, but unfortunately, these adjustments did not materialize. These decisions are never easy to take, but we believe that this is the right one to make.”
With Sherman fired, the team has named offensive coordinator Khari Jones the interim head coach.
The 64-year-old spent the 2018 season as the Alouettes head coach. Before being hired by the CFL team, he was last a coach with a professional team in 2013 when he was offensive coordinator with the Miami Dolphins.
Sherman is most notably remembered for his tenure as the Green Bay Packers head coach. He went 57-39 with the Packers from 2000 through 2005.
He guided the team to the playoffs in four of the six seasons. Each time the team either lost in the NFC Wild-Card Game of an NFC Divisional Game.
He also spent four seasons with the Texas A&M Aggies. He went 25-25 with that team.