McMaster’s award-winning coaching staff could be getting a little more help.

As reported first by The Waterloo Record, former Laurier head coach Gary Jeffries is close to joining the Marauders as a special-teams co-ordinator.

After a 3-5 record in the 2012 season, the Golden Hawk athletic department dismissed Jeffries despite a 40-year service to the football program.

Jeffries tie to McMaster is CIS Coach of the Year Stefan Ptaszek, who worked together in 2005 to bring the Laurier Golden Hawks a Vanier Cup.

The 66-year old is taking his first post outside of the Laurier community.

While Jeffries will serve most of his time with the special-teams unit, he’s expected to bolster Mac’s recruiting game – specifically in the Waterloo area. Widely regarded as one of the most loved coaches in the world of Canadian football, Jeffries takes an already strong staff to another level.

Waterloo sources have confirmed the move, but there has been no word from the Hamilton side. The Silhouette will post updates as received.

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