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Williams Fields Leaves Eskimos Of The CFL For XFL Tampa Bay

According to Dave Campbell @Dave_CHED, Williams Fields a defensive assistant with the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL has left that job for a new gig with the XFL Tampa Bay franchise. Fields will be the new DB’s coach under head coach Marc Trestman.

He joins Jaime Elizondo and former NFL head coach Jerry Glanville. Elizondo is the team Offensive coordinator and Glanville is the team defensive coordinator.

Fields was on the coaching staff of Eskimos but never coached a game. He left before the 2019 season began, which starts in June. Before the Eskimos, he spent the previous two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as their defensive backs coach (2018) and defensive and special teams assistant (2017).

Prior to Hamilton, he served as the Montreal Alouettes assistant defensive backs and defensive quality control coach after spending 2015 with the BC Lions in the same role. In 2014, he also served as Defensive Backs Coach at Simon Fraser University after making his coaching debut at Cypress Christian High School in Houston, Texas, where he was also Defensive Backs Coach from 2010 to 2013.

Fields had a six-year career in the CFL as a member of the Calgary Stampeders (2001-04) and Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2005-06) where he appeared in 87 games. He recorded 223 defensive tackles and 13 interceptions. He won the Grey Cup in 2001 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal as a member of the Stampeders.

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