01/19/2016 10:09 EST | Updated 01/19/2017 00:12 EST

Hamilton Tiger-Cats sign head coach/GM Kent Austin to contract extension

HAMILTON — The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have signed general manager, head coach and vice-president of football operations Kent Austin to a contract extension.

Since joining the club in December 2012, Austin has led Hamilton to two East Division titles, three Eastern Final appearances and Grey Cup games in 2013 and 2014.

Austin was a finalist for the CFL's coach of the year in 2013 after capturing the honour in 2007 after leading the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a Grey Cup title as their head coach.

Austin has won four Grey Cup titles as a player, assistant coach and head coach over his CFL career.

The Canadian Press