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Higgins resigns as CFL director of officiating

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According to the Canadian Press, former Calgary Stampeders head coach Tom Higgins resigned on Thursday as the Canadian Football League's director of officiating.

In a statement made by Canadian Football League commissioner Mark Cohon, it appears that Higgins would like to return to football in the capacity of either a coach, general manager or administrator.

Higgins, who is 59 years old, has been the CFL's director of officiating since 2008. From 2005-2007 Higgins was the head coach of the Calgary Stampeders. He was also the head coach for the University of Calgary Dinos in Canadian Interuniversity Sport from 1982-1984 and was an assistant with the Stampeders from 1988-1993.

Being the director of officiating is one of the most challenging roles in professional sports because of the high level of scrutiny by fans for every decision the official makes during a regular season or playoff game.

There is no word yet on who will be Higgins's replacement.

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