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April 4, 2016

Bombers name Glen Young Linebackers Coach; Greg Knox to coach defensive backs

Edmonton Eskimos Glen Young celebrates as the Eskimos stop a Winnipeg Blue Bomber drive in the final few minutes of the CFL Western final in Edmonton Sunday, November 17, 2002. (CP PHOTO/Adrian Wyld)

WINNIPEG, MB – Winnipeg Blue Bombers Head Coach Mike O’Shea today announced the appointment of former CFL linebacker, Glen Young, as the club’s Linebackers Coach. Young joins the Blue Bombers after three seasons at The College at Brockport as Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach. Young spent 13 years playing professional football in the NFL and the CFL, winning two Grey Cups with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2003 and 2005.
 
Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Young joins the Blue Bombers with nine years of coaching experience, and returns to the CFL after an eight-year playing career with Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto. Young played in 122 career CFL games and five playoff games.
 
Following Young’s standout college career at Syracuse, he played four years in the NFL with Los Angeles, Buffalo and San Diego, where he was a special teams captain for three seasons prior to coming to the CFL.
 
Current Linebackers Coach Greg Knox will now take over as the club’s Defensive Backs Coach.