The BC Lions have announced that their general manager and head coach, Wally Buono, has signed a contract extension until 2018.
The CFL’s all-time coaching wins leader (254), is returning to coach the Leos this year after a five-year absence.
“Wally’s incredible accomplishments as a coach and football executive are well documented,” said president and CEO Dennis Skulsky in a press release. “He is among the greatest coaches in the history of our league and he gives us the best opportunity to win a championship. Most importantly, Wally has the respect, belief, and trust of our players.”
Buono, who has won a 101 games as coach of the Lions, was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
“My sincere thanks go out to David and Dennis for the confidence they have shown with this extension,” said Buono. “We have a big job ahead of us, but with the coaches, football operations staff, and players we are assembling I believe we will put a product on the field that our fans will want to support.”
The Lions begin training camp on May 26.