Defensive Coordinator &
2012 - Jeff Reinebold is in his first season as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs' coach for the Alouettes. Reinebold joins the Alouettes after having spent the last four seasons as the receivers coach at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Texas.
With more than 25 years of coaching experience in the collegiate and professional ranks, the 54 year-old returns to the Canadian Football League for his ninth season. During his last stint in the CFL, Reinebold served as the head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1997 and 1998.
Perhaps his most memorable head coaching performance occurred in his club's 36-35 last-second win over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Septemeber 13,1998. At the time, Reinebold led his team to one of the greatest come-from-behind victories in recent Blue Bombers’ history, erasing an 18-point deficit late in the third quarter.
Reinebold was also the secondary and special teams coach in 1994 with the CFL's Las Vegas Posse, the same year Anthony Calvillo began his professional career with the team. He also served as the B.C. Lions defensive coordinator and assistant head coach in 1996, the Edmonton Eskimos special teams and linebacker coach in 1995, and started his professional coaching career with the Lions in 1991 as a special teams coordinator, defensive line and receivers coach.
His coaching career also led him to join NFL Europe where he worked with the Rhein Fire in 1995 and again in 1999-2000 where he won World Bowl VIII in 2000 as a linebacker coach. His European stint also saw him serve as the special teams coach of the Amsterdam Admirals.
Reinebold began his coaching career as a wide receivers coach at Western Montana in 1981.
The South Bend, IN, native attended the University of Maine where he was a defensive back for the Black Bears.