Tommy Condell was named Offensive Coordinator of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats May 13, 2019 after re-joining the team as Wide Receivers Coach January 16, 2019. He was elevated to Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach February 6, 2020.
In 2019, Condell oversaw an offence that posted league-leading rankings in numerous offensive categories despite losing starting quarterback and 2018 East Division Most Outstanding Player nominee Jeremiah Masoli in Week 7 to a season-ending injury. Second-year pro Dane Evans took over at quarterback for the remainder of the season and under Condell’s guidance, the Tiger-Cats finished first in the CFL in offensive points for (508), offensive points per game (28.2), offensive touchdowns (50), net offence (7,125 yards), net offence per game (395.8 yards), second down conversion percentage (tie-50.5%), average yards per play (6.84), first downs (398), passing yards (5,639), passing yards per game (313.3), average gain per pass (9.0 yards) and 30+ yard pass gains (31).
As a result, Condell’s offence produced the CFL’s 2019 Most Outstanding Player in wide receiver Brandon Banks who led the league in all major receiving categories, including receptions (112), yards (1,550) and touchdowns (13). Banks’ 112 receptions also set a Tiger-Cats’ single-season franchise record. In addition, Chris Van Zeyl was named the league’s Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman and four offensive players were named 2019 CFL All-Stars, including Banks, Van Zeyl, wide receiver Bralon Addison and offensive guard Brandon Revenberg.
Condell spent the previous two seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, serving as the club’s Offensive Coordinator and Receivers Coach in 2018, and Receivers Coach in 2017 where he was part of the team’s Grey Cup Championship season.
Prior to the joining the Argonauts staff, Condell served as Offensive Coordinator and Receivers Coach of the Tiger-Cats for three seasons (2013-15). During that span, Hamilton’s offence ranked at or near the top of the CFL in numerous categories.
In 2015, the Tiger-Cats had the CFL’s top ranked passing offence and scored the second-most points on offence (438) despite starting four different quarterbacks (Zach Collaros, Jeff Mathews, Jacory Harris & Jeremiah Masoli) due to injury. With a passing efficiency rating of 102.5%, Hamilton’s offence accumulated the league’s second-most yardage (5,148) and touchdowns (tie-32) through the air, while adding the third highest completion percentage (68.0%) with the second-least interceptions (14) of any team.
In 2014, Condell’s offence ranked fourth in points (417), first downs (342) and yards per game (330.8), and second in passing yards (4854), passes completed (402) and completion percentage (64.6%). In his first year in Hamilton, Condell guided the offence to top-three finishes in several key offensive categories, including ranking second in most first downs (397) and average yards per game (373.1).
Before arriving in Hamilton, Condell spent three years at Cornell University where he led an offence that set a school record by scoring at least 24 points in eight consecutive games, while establishing 11 total new school records, including passing yards and points scored. Also during his tenure, Cornell receivers were named to the first and second All-Ivy team in both 2011 and 2012. In 2011, receiver Shane Savage set Big Red single-season records with 65 receptions for 1,080 receiving yards.
Condell also spent three seasons as Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach at Southeastern Louisiana (2007-09), and served as acting head coach during the final six weeks of the 2008 season.
Condell has additional significant CFL experience, with stints as Offensive Coordinator with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2006), a dual role of Quarterbacks and Receivers Coach with the Ottawa Renegades (2004-05), and Special Teams Coordinator with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1997).
Throughout his coaching career, Condell has oversaw every position on offence, with stints at Louisiana-Monroe, Stephen F. Austin, McNeese State, Hamilton College and Illionis Wesleyan, including a stop with the Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League.
In addition to his vast coaching experience, he served as a personnel assistant to the NFL Europe draft in 1998. Condell also played receiver at Lock Haven University and Cortland State, helping the school capture a pair of ECAC titles in 1992 and 1993. He earned his degree in physical education at Cortland in 1992 and a master’s degree in kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin. Condell and his wife, Mandy, have four sons: Caleb, Luke, J.T. and Wyatt.
2020 Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2019 Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2018 Offensive Coordinator & Receivers Coach Toronto Argonauts 2017 Receivers Coach Toronto Argonauts 2013-15 Offensive Coordinator & Receivers Coach Hamilton Tiger-Cats 2010-12 Assistant Head Coach & Wide Receivers Coach Cornell 2007-09 Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach Southeastern Louisiana 2006 Offensive Coordinator Saskatchewan Roughriders 2004-05 Quarterbacks & Receivers Coach / Passing Coordinator Ottawa Renegades 2002-03 Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach Louisiana-Monroe 2001 Special Teams Coordinator & Tight Ends Coach Louisiana-Monroe 2000 Receivers Coach & Pass Game Coordinator Stephen F. Austin 1998-99 Tight Ends Coach & Assistant Offensive Line Coach McNeese State 1997 Special Teams Coordinator Winnipeg Blue Bombers 1996 Running Backs & Linebackers Coach Albany Firebirds Receivers Coach Hamilton College 1995 Running Backs Coach Illinois Wesleyan
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