Jeff Reinebold new Director of Player Development at University of Hawaii

Well known and former CFL coach Jeff Reinebold has been hired by the University of Hawaii to serve as Director of Player Development according to a report in 3Down Nation.

Reinebold is returning to the Rainbow Warriors where he served as defensive line coach for June Jones in 2006 and 2007. He returns under new head coach Timmy Chang, a former CFL quarterback with Hamilton and Winnipeg.

The 64-year-old veteran coach already resides in Hawaii in the offseason and is both thankful for the opportunity and looking forward to the new challenge:

“I’m grateful to Coach Chang for allowing me to come home and work with the outstanding group of coaches he has put together. We are all working to get Hawaii back to a position of relevancy on the college football landscape.”

Reinebold had been signed by the Montreal Alouettes as the special teams coordinator for the 2022 season after spending the 2019 and 2021 seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the same capacity, helping the team to two straight Grey Cup appearances. He was unable to report to Montreal in May due to what the Alouettes called “personal matters” and returned to his home in Hawaii.

He was later announced as the quarterbacks and wide receivers coach for the Alabama Airborne, a Major League Football franchise. However, that league folded just before kicking off a week ago.

The native of South Bend, Indiana began his coaching career in the CFL with the B.C. Lions in 1991 and he continued on to the Las Vegas Posse, Edmonton Eskimos, Winnipeg Blue Bombers (head coach), Montreal Alouettes, and Hamilton Tiger-Cats. 

Reinebold has also coached at Dartmouth, Montana, Penn, New Mexico, Louisiana Tech and Southern Methodist (also under June Jones) in addition to his time with Hawaii.

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