Jaguars quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich will become the next head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos following the conclusion of the 2019 NFL regular season, both team’s announced today. Milanovich will finish out the season with the Jaguars as the team’s quarterbacks coach prior to migrating north, the Jaguars announced.
Milanovich was the head coach for the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts from 2012-2016 before joining the Jaguars before the 2017 season. In 2012, his first season as head coach of the Argonauts, Milanovich won the 100th Grey Cup and was named CFL coach of the year.
The Jaguars, and head coach Doug Marrone released a brief statement shortly after the Eskimos announced Milanovich as their next head coach.
“Out quarterbacks coach, Scott Milanovich, has agreed to become the next head coach of the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos and will assume the role following the conclusion of the Jaguars’ 2019 season,” Marrone said.
“Scott was adamant that he wanted to finish out the season in Jacksonville with his position group and his fellow coaches, and he’ll continue to work hard on preparing out quarterbacks for the remaining three games of the season. I’m excited for Scott and his family to embark on a new journey in Edmonton in January, and we wish them the best.”
In a release by the Eskimos, Milanovich thanked the Jaguars’ organization for the opportunity over the last two seasons of football.
“To the Khan family, Coach Marrone, the Jaguars organization and all of the fans, thank you for the time in Jacksonville and for embracing our family. I’ll always have fond memories of our experience in North Florida, and I will work hard over the final three weeks of the season to do everything I can do to help our team win.”