Maksymic returns for a third season running the Lions offence after helping lead a breakout performance in 2022 that saw the Lions lead the CFL in key categories such as net offence (384.6 yards per game) and offensive points (28.3 per game). The offence also finished second in the CFL with 56 touchdowns in 2022.

Maksymic was introduced as Lions offensive coordinator in January of 2020 after spending four seasons on the coaching staff of the Edmonton Football Team. His first season as Lions’ OC resulted in Michael Reilly leading the CFL in passing yards while receivers Bryan Burnham and Lucky Whitehead earned CFL All-Star selections.

He began as Edmonton’s quarterbacks coach and pass game coordinator from 2016-18 before being promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2019 season.

The native of St. Albert, Alberta was instrumental in helping Mike Reilly win the CFL Most Outstanding Player Award in 2017. Reilly was also the league’s leader in passing yards in each of their three seasons together and tied Trevor Harris for the most touchdown passes (30) in 2018.

Prior to landing with the Eskimos, Maksymic spent two seasons (2014-15) as running backs coach and offensive assistant with the Ottawa RedBlacks. Prior to his first stint on the Edmonton staff from 2011-13, Maksymick spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northern Arizona from 2009-10.

The former high school quarterback got his first exposure to the CFL as a water boy at Calgary Stampeders training camp in 2006. He parlayed that experience into a role as the Stampeders’ video coordinator from 2007-08.