February 21, 2020
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UMaine lineman joins fellow Black Bears teammates with Canadian Football League team

ORONO, Maine — Former University of Maine offensive lineman John Reddington has signed with the Ottawa REDBLACKS of the Canadian Football League, as announced by the organization on Thursday.

Reddington, who played at UMaine from 2014-2017, joins former Black Bears defensive back Sherrod Baltimore and quarterback Dan Collins on the REDBLACKS’ roster.

Last season, Baltimore was named Ottawa’s rookie of the year. Former Black Bears Damarr Aultman (Hamilton), Kendall James (British Columbia) and Christophe Mulumba Tshimanga (Edmonton) are also currently represented on CFL rosters.

Reddington, a 6-foot-5, 294 pound lineman from Milton, Mass., appeared in 35 games with 31 starts during his four-year career at UMaine.

The REDBLACKS begin their season on May 31 when they host the Montreal Alouettes.

Bowdoin adds football coaches

BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Bowdoin College football team has announced the additions of Jonathan Michaeles and Kyle McAllister to the coaching staff.

The duo joins the staff to fill vacancies following the departure this spring of Chris Sapp (University of Rochester) and Matt Leotti (Tufts University).

Michaeles joins Bowdoin following 14 years at Colby College, including the last six as head coach of the Mules. He had been the offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, academic advisor, and strength and conditioning director during his eight years as an assistant before moving up to the head coaching job in 2012.

McAllister comes to Bowdoin after a stint as recruiting coordinator, special teams coordinator and defensive line coach at Tufts. A 2010 Bates graduate, McAllister was a two-time All-NESCAC selection at safety and was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2008.

He began his coaching career at Georgetown in 2010 and was the defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator at St. Lawrence from 2010-12. Prior to joining Tufts, he was defensive ends coach and punt return coordinator at the University of New Hampshire beginning in 2012.

He will lead the wide receivers and be the special teams coordinator at Bowdoin.

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