Wally Buono recently took over the coaching reigns again in B.C. for the Lions and he will be sticking around for the near future.
The Lions announced Wednesday that Buono has signed an extension to remain with the team until 2018. He holds both the head coach and GM positions.
“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.”
CEO Dennis Skulsky says Buono is among elite talent in the CFL coaching ranks.
“Wally’s incredible accomplishments as a coach and football executive are well documented,” said Skulsky. “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 last won a Grey Cup in 2011 with the club.