Buck Pierce, the recently retired CFL Quarterback and Winnipeg fan favourite, has joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers coaching staff. Pierce played in the CFL for 9 seasons and was a Bomber from 2010 – 2013. He finished with 15,289 yards, 76 touchdowns, 1,200 completions, and 130 games played.
Pierce will join Head Coach Mike O’Shea on the sideline as a Running Back Coach. Since moving to Winnipeg in 2010, he has made Winnipeg his home. He’s involved in countless community initiatives including Special Olympics Manitoba, Manitoba Minor Football, Ronald McDonald House, Faces of Freedom, The Dream Factory and United Way after school programs.
“Deciding not to play football anymore was a difficult decision, but having the opportunity to re-join the Bombers in a coaching role was really a perfect fit. I am thrilled they wanted me to be a part of what I believe will be a great thing here in Winnipeg. I said when I was traded that I hoped one day I would be back in some capacity, and today is a really special day for my family and me,” said Pierce.
The 2014 Winnipeg Blue Bombers season kicks off on Thursday, June 26 against Toronto.