WENDELL AVERY – Receivers Coach

He returns for a third season with the Argos, but changes his title. He moves from being the team’s Assistant Special Teams Coach and become the Receivers Coach.

Avery arrived in Toronto in 2017 after coaching at the high school level for several years in Texas and Georgia.

His only other pro coaching experience was two seasons as an offensive assistant with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, coaching on Tony Dungy’s staff.

Avery, Dungy and former Argo Head Coach Marc Trestman were all quarterbacks and were teammates at the University of Minnesota.

Among his coaching stops before joining the Bucs, Avery was the Head Coach at Savannah State for two seasons, after acting as the Offensive Coordinator for a year.

Avery received a bachelor of science in urban administration from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.


2019-present: Toronto Argonauts, Receivers Coach

2017-2018: Toronto Argonauts, Assistant Special Teams Coach

2013: Chicago Bears, Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship

2004: Indianapolis Colts, Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship

1999-2000: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Offensive Assistant

1998: Fort Valley State, Quarterbacks Coach

1997: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship

1995-96: Savannah State, Head Coach

1995: Detroit Lions, Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship

1994: Savannah State, Offensive Coordinator

1992-93: Alabama A&M, Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach

1990-91: Winona State, Offensive Coordinator

1982-83: Macalester College, Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach