Alouettes schedule second interview with Lions’ Mark Washington

Montreal has organized a second interview with B.C. Lions defensive coordinator Mark Washington regarding the Als head coaching position, according to Montreal Gazette beat reporter Herb Zurkowsky.

Washington joins current Argos receivers coach Tommy Condell as the two men who have met with Montreal twice.

Washington played six years for Montreal at defensive back from 1997-2002. After playing five seasons in B.C. he became the Lions’ defensive backs coach in 2008 and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2014.

Back in 2012 Washinton interviewed for the Alouettes head coach role, but it ultimately went to Marc Trestman. Since Trestman left for the NFL in 2013, Montreal there have been five different head coaches in La Belle Province: Dan Hawkins, Jim Popp (twice), Tom Higgins, Jacques Chapdelaine and Kavis Reed. Over that span, the Alouettes have a 33-55 record and have missed the playoffs for a third consecutive season, tying a franchise-worst streak.