Redblacks name former Alouette and Eskimo receivers coach

Ottawa has hired former CFLer Winston October as the team’s new receivers coach.

October, who as a player suited up for the Montreal Alouettes, Edmonton Eskimos and in the NFL with the Washington Redskins, comes to Ottawa after coaching the receivers at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

“Winston is an experienced player and coach and we’re happy he chose to join the Redblacks,” said general manager Marcel Desjardins.

October signed with the Montreal Alouettes in 1999 after a collegiate career with the University of Richmond. He joined the Eskimos in 2001 and played with the club until 2004, winning a Grey Cup in 2003.

Following his playing career, October coached the secondary at the Virginia Military Institute before spending five years as receivers coach there. He moved to the College of William and Mary in 2014.