Saturday, February 2, 2013
ARGOS ADD COACHES
As a player, Ed Philion was a mainstay on the Montreal Alouettes' defensive line earning four all-star nominations in consecutive seasons beginning in 2003. In 127 career CFL games, Philion totalled four fumble recoveries, 36 sacks and two interceptions while playing in five Grey Cup games, including a win in 2002. Before joining the Als in 1999, Philion spent time in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills as well as a season playing in NFL Europe. Following his retirement, he accepted a position as Colour Commentator on CJAD radio in Montreal for Als gamesand became a partner in an all-inclusive football store called Footbest based in Blainville, Quebec. In joining the Argonauts, Philion has been reunited with Defensive Coordinator Chris Jones who coached him from 2002 to 2006 in Montreal, then invited him to be a guest coach with the Calgary Stampeders in 2010.
For the past six years, Eddie Brown has been coaching for the Grand Valley State University Lakers in the GLIAC Conference of the NCAA as a Defensive Line Coach, Defensive Backs Coach, and for four seasons as the Running Backs Coach. While coaching the Lakers' defensive backs in 2009, Brown's defence finished in the top 20 in the nation in most key defensive categories. He began his coaching career in 2005 at Mansfield University as an assistant coach where he first met Argonauts' Head Coach Scott Milanovich. Brown had a stellar 13-year career in the Arena Football League as a defensive back/wide receiver where he won three Arena Bowl championships with the Tampa Bay Storm in 1991, 1993 and 1995.