Following four seasons at the helm of the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, head coach Jason Maas was fired.

During his time with the Eskimos, Maas went 39-33 and posted a 3-3 record in the postseason.

"Today's decision was difficult and not taken lightly," Eskimos general manager Brock Sunderland said in a release. "I thank Jason for his dedication and hard work while also wishing him the best in his future endeavours."

The 2019 season was the first time that the Canadian football club finished under .500 (8-10) since Maas joined the team in 2016. While they made the playoffs by crossing over to the Eastern Division, they would drop a 36-16 decision to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the East Final. There was no immediate word on who would replace Maas.

One of his players spoke glowingly of his coach following the loss in Hamilton.

“I think he's a tremendous head coach ... you succeed as a team because of Jason Maas. You succeed as individuals because of Jason Maas. That guy has your back and I love him,” said quarterback Trevor Harris.

Prior to coaching, Maas spent nine years quarterbacking the Eskimos. He would lead them to a Grey Cup victory in 2005.