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Kent Austin adds three assistants to Ticats staff

Newly-named Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach Kent Austin holds up a team helmet at a news conference in Hamilton, Ont., Monday, Dec.17, 2012.

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Dennis McPhee is back for his third tour of duty with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

McPhee was one of three assistants Kent Austin, Hamilton's vice-president of football operations, GM and head coach, added to his staff Thursday. The Ticats also announced they weren't renewing the contract of player-personnel director Joe Womack.

McPhee will coach Hamilton's defensive linemen. He served as a defensive assistant coach from 1995 to 2001, then from 2004 to '06. Over that span, McPhee coached linebackers, the defensive line and defensive front.

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McPhee also has Canadian university coaching experience, serving as a head coach at Waterloo and St. Francis Xavier as well as defensive co-ordinator at Western and McMaster.

McPhee spent five seasons as the Warriors' head coach but stepped down in 2011 following a drug scandal that rocked the university. McPhee was cleared of any wrongdoing but the school suspended the program for one year following the 2010 season.

McPhee amassed a record of 7-25 at Waterloo.

The Ticats also hired Allen Rudolph as an offensive line coach and John Zamberlin as linebackers coach. Zamberlin coached linebackers last year on former head coach George Cortez's staff.

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