One of the more experienced football minds in the CFL, Greg Mohns was a vital part of assembling the Toronto Argonauts 2004 Grey Cup Championship squad. Before joining the CFL, Mohns served in various scouting positions at the college and pro level with the Kansas City Chiefs (1983-1988), becoming the Coordinator of Pro Scouting in 1986 when the team made its first playoff appearance since 1971. Greg began his CFL career in 1991 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as the Director of Player Personnel before becoming the Assistant General Manager a year later. Mohns served one year as the Director of Player Personnel for the Memphis Mad Dogs (CFL) in 1995 before becoming the Assistant General Manager and Director of Football Operations for Toronto in 1996. In the season before Mohns joined the Double Blue, the club went 4-14. In 1996, that all changed as Mohns was a key part of the Argos’ 17-3 turnaround record and Grey Cup Championship.
In 1998, Mohns joined the B.C. Lions as Assistant to the President. When his good friend Adam Rita made the move to General Manager, Mohns became the Lions’ Head Coach and led the club to a 22-12 (.647) mark in 34 games. His impressive record, which included going 22-9 in his last 31 games, put him in third spot on the Lions’ all-time winning percentage list for head coaches. Mohns served one year as Director of Player Personnel with the San Francisco Demons (XFL) before returning to Toronto in 2003 as the Director of Football Operations and Player Personnel. Mohns was promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2005.
A native of Pasadena, California, Mohns began his love for football as an offensive lineman at Bradley University and Baker University, where he earned his B.S. and Masters from Oklahoma State, where he was on the coaching staff from 1972-1977. Mohns held various coaching positions at the NCAA level including working for the legendary Frank Kush at Arizona State, Bum Phillips and Wade Phillips at Oklahoma State and at UNLV. Mohns was the head coach at Ventura College, where he posted a 15-3-2 overall record from 1980-81. An avid musician who plays the drums, Mohns has played in bands with well-known jazz musicians Pat and Mike Metheny. Mohns has one son, Jason, who is the Head Freshmen Football coach and varsity assistant at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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