Move comes less than a week before the scheduled start of training camp. Linebackers coach Byron Archambault will fill the position.

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Less than a week before the scheduled start of training camp, the Alouettes have replaced one of the CFL’s most-experienced special teams co-ordinators with one of the least.

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On Monday, the team announced Jeff Reinebold has resigned due to personal matters and is being replaced by linebackers coach Byron Archambault.

“We’re very fortunate that Byron was on our coaching staff last season and part of our football operations department,” general manager Danny Maciocia said in a release. “He has great knowledge about our players. We’re convinced he’ll elevate our special teams.”

Reinebold, 64, was hired by the Als last January following his resignation from the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He began his CFL coaching career with BC in 1991 and has served as special teams co-ordinator with multiple teams. He was also Montreal’s defensive co-ordinator in 2012 and is a former head coach with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

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Archambault was a special teams co-ordinator and linebackers coach at Université de Montréal, his alma mater, under Carabins head coach Maciocia. Archambault went on to become the Als’ national scouting director. Last September, he was named a defensive assistant coach — while retaining his scouting duties — less than 24 hours after the Als fired defensive-line coach Todd Howard. Howard was replaced by Greg Quick, who had been an assistant on defense and special teams.

Archambault, a former linebacker, played two seasons with the Ticats, who selected him in the second-round (17th overall) in 2015. He won a Vanier Cup with the Carabins in 2014.

Training camp is scheduled to begin Sunday morning in Trois-Rivières, but could be delayed unless a new collective bargaining agreement is negotiated. The current deal expires Saturday night.

This story will be updated.

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