Briles, 61, was sacked by Baylor in May 2016 in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that rocked the university.
Earlier this year, a new Title IX lawsuit against Baylor - which alleged brutal gang rapes and dog fighting at Baylor football parties - specifically called out Briles for his inaction.
Two weeks after his lawyer said Art Briles was planning a return, the former Baylor coach has resurfaced in football - north of the border. Hawaii was known for a strong offense during Jones' tenure while Baylor finished at or near the top of many offensive categories during Briles' run as head coach. Briles first game with Hamilton will be on Labor Day when the Tiger-Cats host their biggest regular season game against their biggest rival the Toronto Argonauts.More news: TDP pips YSRCP in Nandyal bypoll
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A report found the football program under Briles mishandled multiple allegations of sexual assault against players. The independent investigation revealed that some cases at Baylor were not reported to the proper authorities.
Briles' former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III is on Hamilton's negotiation list.
The Tiger-Cats rank last in the CFL with an 0-8 record.