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Friday, January 20, 2017

DICKENSON GETS WHOPPING EXTENSION

The Calgary Stampeders and head coach Dave Dickenson have signed a three-year contract extension. The deal keeps the Canadian Football League's reigning coach of the year in Calgary through the 2020 season.

"I'm very pleased that Ken King and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation have provided their full support to the decision to make a long-term commitment to Dave as our head coach," said Stampeders president and general manager John Hufnagel. "This is the right move for our organization. Dave had an exceptional first season as a head coach and I believe he will get even better as he gains more experience in the role."

In his first season as head coach, Dickenson led the Stamps to a 15-2-1 mark for a franchise single-season record of 31 standings points. With their Western Final win over the BC Lions, the 2016 Stamps became the first team in franchise history to go a combined 10-0 at home in regular-season and playoff action. Dickenson set the league record for most wins by a rookie head coach. Under Dickenson, who also acts as the Stamps' offensive coordinator, Calgary scored the most points in the CFL in 2016 and also allowed the fewest.

In the six seasons Dickenson has served as offensive coordinator, the Stamps have led the CFL in scoring four times and have never finished lower than second in points scored.

Dickenson joined the Stamps coaching staff in 2009 after completing his Hall-of-Fame playing career as a member of the Stamps' 2008 Grey Cup-championship team. The quarterback played 13 seasons as a pro including 11 in the CFL and six with the Stamps. Dickenson was the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 2000 and he has won a total of four Grey Cup rings as a player and coach. 

"I'm happy to be staying here for the long term," said Dickenson. "With this extension, I get the opportunity to try and keep the Stamps' winning tradition going. I stress the importance of loyalty and trust to my players and I'm very grateful that the team is showing loyalty and trust to me."

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

So who really cares? Not now or ever have been a fan of Dickenson and he's a Stamp . . which is worse.

LL

Anonymous said...

Congrats Dave! But next time, give the ball to Messam...

George Porge said...

"So who really cares?"

A lot of people should. The Riders organization (including Jones) do. The Stampeders are the model of how you build a team for long term success. You develop players, you develop coaches, and you have a long-term plan (remember, everyone in the CFL knew Dickenson was going to be head coach and was being groomed for the job as early as 2011).

If every team in the CFL were run as the Stampeders are, we'd have an incredibly solid league with competitive teams across the board. One can hope that more CFL teams try to emulate what the Stampeders have been doing for the past decade.

Anonymous said...

George, as a Rider fan I don't care what the Stumps or any other club does or how it's built. I have faith in the Rider management and believe they are in for the long run and prefer we are never compared to the Stumps for any reason. The Stumps have been a stellar regular season team for many years, but how many cups? I remember Dickensen as a great regular season QB but waffled under playoff pressure just like wonderboy BLM did this past Grey Cup. Go Riders

LL

Christopher Evans said...

Agreed, George! Succession plans and competitive year to year. The Stamps are the model franchise of the CFL... whether you love them or hate them.

Anonymous said...

"Dickenson led the Stamps to a 15-2-1 mark for a franchise single-season record of 31 standings points. With their Western Final win over the BC Lions, the 2016 Stamps became the first team in franchise history to go a combined 10-0 at home in regular-season and playoff action. Dickenson set the league record for most wins by a rookie head coach. Under Dickenson, who also acts as the Stamps' offensive coordinator, Calgary scored the most points in the CFL in 2016 and also allowed the fewest."

And .... he still the Stinks could not win a Grey Cup in 2016

"HA HA" the kid from The Simpsons

Anonymous said...

2020? That's insane! HC's can't be given four year extensions in any league.

George Porge said...

"The Stumps have been a stellar regular season team for many years, but how many cups?"

More than the Riders have won...

George Porge said...

"And .... he still the Stinks could not win a Grey Cup in 2016"

The Stampeders have been closer to winning the cup than the Riders have in the past three seasons. That trend doesn't show much signs of changing any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Just another stamps fan on here stiring the pot...don't get excited rider fans ...we'll be hearing it in 5 months time

Anonymous said...

"I already said HA HA" Nelson from the Simpsons

Anonymous said...

Dickenson stresses loyalty and trust to his players. Those words are not even in Jones' vocabulary and the word "winning" will not be in his vocabulary either in 2017.

Anonymous said...

wow, he's in for the next FOUR years! He'd better pay BO stays healthy. Calgary becomes an ordinary team if Bo gets injured.

Anonymous said...

Wrong- the stamps system makes Bo look better than he is.