CFL team fires head coach Mike Sherman days before season starts
Less than a week before the Montreal Alouettes were set to kick off the 2019 season, the team dismissed head coach Mike Sherman.
Sherman, who coached at Texas A&M from 2008-11, coached the CFL team in 2018. His previous post-Aggies gigs had been Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator (2012-13) and head coach of Nauset Regional High School in Massachusetts in (2015-16).
Sherman’s brief CFL tenure will be best remembered for his acquisition of his former Texas A&M recruit Johnny Manziel, a major misstep for the club. Montreal gave up two players and two first-round draft picks for Manziel and two other players. The team then lost six-straight games following the move, finishing 5-13 on the season.
“We would like to thank Mike Sherman for his hard work and dedication with our team,” Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed said, per the CFL’s official site. “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.”
Sherman is 64. It will be interesting to see if the journeyman coach finds another gig or opts to retire.