Jeff Reinebold

Jeff Reinebold (born November 19, 1957) is a Canadian football coach who is the special teams coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Reinebold is a frequent analyst on Sky Sports NFL telecasts in the United Kingdom.

Jeff Reinebold
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Reinebold before a Hamilton Tiger-Cats game in 2019.
Born: (1957-11-19) November 19, 1957
South Bend, Indiana
Career information
Position(s)Special Teams Coordinator
Career history
As coach
1981Western Montana College (QBC/WRC)
1982–1983Dartmouth (DC)
1983–1985Montana (RBC)
1985–1988Pennsylvania (DBC/STC)
1989Rocky Mountain College (HC)
1990New Mexico (LBC)
1991–1993BC Lions (WRC/STC)
1994Las Vegas Posse (STC)
1995Edmonton Eskimos (STC)
1996BC Lions (WRC/STC)
1996Rhein Fire
1997–1998Winnipeg Blue Bombers (HC)
2003Louisiana Tech (STC/TEC)
2006–2007Hawaiʻi Warriors (DLC)
2008–2011SMU Mustangs (WRC)
2012Montreal Alouettes (DC)
2013Hamilton Tiger-Cats (STC)
2014–2016Hamilton Tiger-Cats (STC/LBC)
2017Hamilton Tiger-Cats (DC)
2018BC Lions (STC)
2019Hamilton Tiger-Cats (STC)

Coaching Career

Early Years

Reinebold grew up in South Bend, Indiana, and after playing defensive back for the Maine Black Bears under Jack Bicknell, Reinebold accepted the position of Offensive Graduate Assistant coach at Western Montana College. He then coached at Dartmouth, Montana and Penn before getting his first head coaching job at Rocky Mountain College in 1989, where he led the program to its first non-losing season in six years. The next season, he took a job of outside linebackers coach at New Mexico.


He began his professional coaching career in 1991 with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) as a Special Teams and Receivers coach under Bob O'Billovich. That season, the Lions set a pro football record for passing yards with Quarterback Doug Flutie throwing for over 6,000 yards; and under Reinebold BC would have four 1,000 yard Receivers that included Darren Flutie, Matt Clark, Ray Alexander and Mike Trevathan. In 1994, Reinbold moved to the expansion team the Las Vegas Posse as the Special Teams Coordinator and defensive back coach under Ron Meyer. After the Posse folded, he stayed in the CFL, moving to the Edmonton Eskimos as Special Teams Coordinator and wide receivers coach.

NFL Europe

After coaching the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe for one season in 1995, he returned to the CFL in 1996 serving as Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. In 1997 and 1998 Reinebold would serve as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. After two seasons and a 7–29 record he returned to NFL Europe as Special teams coordinator and Defensive Back Coach of the Rhein Fire. Under Reinebold, the Rhein Fire would win the World Bowl VIII. In 2001 following the World Bowl win with Rhein, Reinebold would move to the Amsterdam Admirals of the NFLE as Defensive Back Coach and Special Teams Coordinator. At one time Reinebold would have 11 of his former defensive backs on active NFL rosters. In 2004 Reinebold was appointed NFL Europe’s Senior Manager of International Player Development.

Return to Collegiate Football

In 2003 Reinebold served as the Tight Ends Coach and Special Teams Coordinator at Louisiana Tech University. In 2005 Reinebold moved to the University of Hawaii under June Jones and was with the Warriors' 2006 Hawaii Bowl and 2007 Sugar Bowl teams.[1] While defensive line coach at Hawaii Reinebold would coach three players who would be drafted into the NFL; all of which were defensive ends: Ikaika Alama-Francis, Mel Purcell and David Viekune. After three years with the Warriors Reinebold moved with June Jones to the SMU Mustangs in 2008 where he coached Wide Receivers. Also while at Hawaii Reinebold was named one of the nation's top 20 recruiters by, and is the only BCS non-AQ conference Coach to ever make that list. Reinebold then moved back to mainland United States where he was the wide receivers coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he participated in three straight Bowl Games and a CUSA Championship Game.

Return to the CFL

As defensive coordinator with the Eastern Division Champion Montreal Alouettes, the Als defense would lead the CFL's Eastern Division in both scoring and total defense and win an Eastern Division crown going 11-7. The Als defense would improve over the 2011 edition in 12 statistical categories and place 5 players on the Eastern Division All Star team and two, LB Shea Emry and S Kyries Hebert, were named CFL All-Stars. Despite the Alouettes finishing first in the East Division, the team struggled on defense and gave up 30 or more points in its first four games, and conceded more than 40 points twice after that. Reinebold's contract was not renewed the following season.[2]

On February 5, 2013, Reinebold was hired as the special teams coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[3] On January 23, 2017, Reinebold was hired as the Defensive Coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger Cats.[4] After a 0-6 start to the season the Ti-Cats relieved Reinebold of his duties.[5]

He was the BC Lions special teams coach for the 2018 season; and on January 16, 2019, it was announced he would return to Hamilton as their special teams coordinator.[6]


In February 2010, Reinebold announced on his Facebook page that he was diagnosed with cancer.

CFL head coaching record

TeamYearRegular SeasonPost Season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostResult
WPG1997 4140.2223rd in East DivisionMissed Playoffs
WPG1998 2120.1434th in East DivisionFired


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