After retiring from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers less than a year ago, Obby Khan is getting back into the game of football-this time as a coach.
It was announced Thursday that Khan will join the University of Manitoba coaching staff as an assistant coach to work with the team’s offensive line and also assist Bison offensive line coach Terry Watson.
In a press release Bisons long-time head coach Brain Dobie said “Bison Football is certainly excited to have the opportunity to bring Obby onto the coaching staff. As we begin the 2012 season, Obby has been a long time friend of mine and our coaching staff and has been a mentor to our Bison players.”
It will be a busy 2012 for Khan who is also planning to open up a shwarma restaurant in downtown Winnipeg in September. He announced his retirement from the CFL in April, after six seasons at the centre position for the Bombers.
Khan says his number one priority is still getting his restaurant off the ground, but said he discussed that with Dobie and believes it will be a good fit with the Bisons.
“I don’t think I want to coach at the pro level. I’m coming in as an assistant. I will help out with extra stuff and also try to be a mentor to the young guys. A lot of these guys have dreams of playing pro football and I did it so I feel I can offer a lot in terms of tips and mentorship.”