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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

JONES SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH ROUGHRIDERS


Chris Jones has signed a contract extension through the 2019 season as Head Coach, GM and V.P. of Football Operations of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Here's the news release:

Saskatchewan Roughriders President & CEO Craig Reynolds has announced Vice-President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones has signed a one-year contract extension to remain with the club through 2019. 

The Riders also announced that front office personnel Jeremy O’Day, John Murphy and Mike Davis have each agreed to two-year extensions, keeping them under contract with the Riders through the 2019 season.

“It was important for our organization to create continuity within our football operations to build on the strong foundation that’s been established,” stated Reynolds. “Chris is a proven winner and has surrounded himself with a valuable support system of experienced individuals. Under their guidance, we look forward to our football team taking the next step on-field.”

Originally hired on December 7, 2015, Chris Jones will enter his third season with the Riders. After going through a rebuilding season in 2016, the Riders increased by five wins under Jones’ guidance last year, and appeared in a division final for the first time since 2013.
  
Jeremy O’Day will remain with the Riders for his 20th consecutive season – his third in the role of Assistant Vice-President of Football Operations and Administration. O’Day originally joined the club’s front office in 2011 after playing 12 seasons on the Riders’ offensive line.

John Murphy will return for his third season as Assistant Vice-President of Football Operations and Player Personnel. Murphy will be entering his 13th year in the CFL after previously spending time in Calgary and Winnipeg.   

Mike Davis will return as the Riders’ Manager of Football Administration. Davis was added to the Riders staff in September, 2016 after coaching the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League for six seasons.                

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27 comments:

Anonymous said...

No defensive coordinator title?

Anonymous said...

Good signing, I'm sure the haters will be out in full force.

Albert Patenaude said...

Not a big Chris Jones fan but hard to argue after a ten win season. Here's to an even better 2018!

Russell Cone said...

Fantastic Roddy!

I hope we have some signing news soon too!

Hope you're enjoying CA.


Russ from Saskatoon

Anonymous said...

The length of this extension is rather surprising considering the good job he did. He was here for another year anyway, so why only a one year extension? I wonder whose idea this was.

Tim said...

I think sound decisions all around.

Anonymous said...

The one year extension is to pacify the run em outta town folks. Jones can deliver a consistent winner and will but sadly it'll be somewhere else. It is impossible to work in this atmosphere where the vocal minority are the rednecks with no patience and enough insecurity to challenge alternate living arrangements, fashion, or choice of coffee over beer.

Anonymous said...

Excellent. Suck it haters!!

Anonymous said...

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.....Glad it's only one year.

Scott Thompson said...

Fantastic news, well done Mr. Reynolds!

Anonymous said...

Why would you think that? Better question, why are you sitting around waiting for a change that's never going to come under this regime?? It's not gonna happen. Now deal with it like a big boy.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! Love him or hate him he is more than half way through the rebuild and has proven he can bring in quality people to replace those that leave. Well done Rider management.

Just saying said...

Like in Edmonton it’s kinda scary that all coaches deals end at the same time. Just saying

Anonymous said...

Reality Check; He's delivered a fourth place team.

Gerry Teigrob said...

Now to get Bridge signed! Nice to see CJ around another year. He's made it clear that Bridge is who he wants to sign...the ball is in Brandon's court now!

Gerry Teigrob said...

Too embarrassed to post your name? Let's see you coach a team to 5 wins!

Anonymous said...

One year is not exactly a vote of confidence.

Anonymous said...

I am not a Jones fan but am ok with this extension. Thank goodness Reynolds was level-headed and didn't go for a longer term extension that we would be stuck with if things go backwards next season. Jones isn't going anywhere unless we send him on his way. He has a much too good gig going here. Now let's see if they can get any of our big free agents signed.

Anonymous said...

Its a one year because he'll be gone after 2019, regardless of what happens the next 2 seasons. Grey Cup? He'll look to go back down south. No Grey Cup? Moderate success will warant his dismissal.

Joe fan said...

Something good has happened, I'm not sure how to react to good news so I'll just complain.. why the heck only one year if I was gm woulda been for 6

Anonymous said...

Tremendous move. See people in unions, you produce results, you get rewards. Coach Jones produced last season and his plan is well into play.

Anonymous said...

I hear you Joe fan!!

Anonymous said...

Actually the rednecks love him as do most real fans. It’s the elitist old boys club memebrs who can’t stand to see someone that is not one of their own winning and having success with the Riders. Good thing Reynolds doesn’t pay attention to their crap.

Anonymous said...


I can't be the only one going "Who is Mike Davis?". Never heard of the guy until today.

Morgan said...

Sorry Edmonton... Jones is in regina to stay! You ain't getting him back! Suck on that! Go Riders Go!!!

Anonymous said...

That's what they said the first day someone hired Bill Belicheck.

Anonymous said...

Why would Edmonton want him back? Check it out, the Eskimos were higher in the standings than the Riders. They have a proven QB. They have one of the best O lines in the league. They have some young receivers that look very promising. If Zylstra comes back, they have probably the best receiver in the league. With the injuries they had this year, they proved they had very good depth. If Sherrit and a few others can come back from their injuries, they also have a very good defence. Jones is not on Edmonton's wish list.