Reinebold leaves SMU for the CFL

Jeff Reinebold, SMU's wide receivers coach and long-time June Jones assistant, is set to leave the program and become the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach for the Montreal Alouettes.

As I reported this morning, SMU wide receivers coach Jeff Reinebold has left the program to become the defensive coordinator and secondary coach with the Montreal Alouettes.

Reinebold has coached in the CFL before, including stints with the Las Vegas Posse, the B.C. Lions and the Edmonton Eskimos.

His coaching career there led him to NFL Europe and then of course coaching positions at Hawaii and SMU.

"Jeff Reinebold has been a key to my success on the football field both in Hawaii and here at SMU, having coached special teams, defensive line and wide receivers for me over the past seven years," June Jones said in a statement. "He is a very thorough on-field coach and gets his players ready to play the game at the highest level. I am excited about his opportunity to help [Alouettes head coach] Marc [Trestman] and the city of Montreal win a CFL Championship."

Reinebold released a statement Friday as well:

"I am grateful and thankful for the opportunity to coach at SMU for the last four seasons," he said. "I witnessed an amazing turnaround and complete change in culture. I'll truly miss the players, coaches and staff.

"SMU is now firmly entrenched as one of the nation's top programs and I know June and the staff will take the program to the next level in the Big East and on the national stage.

"I'm particularly thankful to June for our time together. I wish SMU the best. That said, this is a great opportunity and I'm really looking forward to this new challenge."

SMU's most recent hire, former Houston recruiting coordinator, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Jason Phillips, has taken over Reinebold's duties on the Hilltop.

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