Offensive Line Coach
A 49-year veteran of the coaching ranks, Bill MacDermott joins Offensive Coordinator Steve Buratto as the Argos’ Offensive Line Coach. An exceptional teacher and motivator, ‘Coach Mac’ has a well-earned reputation as one of the CFL’s top evaluators of offensive line talent. This is MacDermott’s second stint with the Argos after serving as the club’s Offensive Line Coach in 1990. He spent the last nine seasons in his second stay with the Edmonton Eskimos, most recently as Advanced Scout.
Coach Mac initially joined the Esks in 1992 where he remained the club’s offensive line coach before departing to the San Diego Chargers at the end of the 1996 season to become a tight-end coach for two seasons. Bill's coaching career started in 1961 at Hopkins High School in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1966, he moved to Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Five years later, he assumed the job of Head Coach, a post he would keep for 16 years (1971 - 1986). He has also coached with the Orlando Thunder of the World League (1991–'92).
A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Bill has a degree in physical education and history from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He and his wife Kathleen spent the off-season in Edmonton with their daughter Stephanie.