The Eskimos family are mourning the loss of longtime assistant coach Bill MacDermott who passed way yesterday at the age of 79.
MacDermott coached the Eskimos offensive line from 1992 to 1996 and again from 1999 to 2006 winning three Grey Cup Championships (1993, 2003, and 2005).
MacDermott a native of Providence, Rhode Island began his coaching career in 1961 as the football and wrestling coach at Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut. MacDermot moved on to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut as an assistant coach from 1966 to 1970, and head coach from 1970 to 1986.
MacDermott’s CFL career began in 1990 serving as an assistant coach with the Toronto Argonauts. He has also served as an assistant coach for the Montreal Alouettes, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
MacDermott has also taken his talents to the NFL where spent time with the San Diego Chargers from 1996 to 1998 as their tight ends coach. He has also been the head coach of the Edmonton Huskies, an assistant coach for the U of A Golden Bears and the Ottawa Gee Gees of the CIS, an assistant coach for the Orlando Thunder of the World League of American Football, an assistant coach at California Polytechnic University, and an assistant coach for the Spruce Grove Thunder.