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Friday, December 21, 2018

REDBLACKS BRING BACK ENTIRE STAFF

OTTAWA-GATINEAU - The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced on Friday that the club’s full coaching staff and full-time football operations staff from this past season will return for the 2019 CFL campaign.

After winning the CFL’s East Division to earn a spot in the 106th Grey Cup game, General Manager Marcel Desjardins and Head Coach Rick Campbell will return to work in 2019 with a full slate of familiar faces on the field and in the front office.

"One of the foundations of a successful organization is continuity and the REDBLACKS are excited to announce the return of the entire coaching staff and the entire full-time football operations staff," said General Manager Marcel Desjardins. "The ability to deliver this continuity in today’s CFL is a rarity and is reflection of the shared commitment that exits within our franchise."

They include:
- Jaime Elizondo, Offensive Coordinator
- Noel Thorpe, Defensive Coordinator
- Bob Dyce, Special Teams Coordinator
- Mark Nelson, Linebackers Coach
- Winston October, Receivers Coach
- Leroy Blugh, Defensive Line Coach
- John McDonell, Offensive Line Coach
- Beau Walker, Running Backs Coach
- Patrick Bourgon, Defensive Assistant Coach

In the front office, returning in 2019 under General Manager Marcel Desjardins are:
- Jeremy Snyder, Assistant General Manager
- Jean-Marc Edme, Director of Player Personnel
- Joey Swarbrick, Coordinator of Football Operations
- Pier-Yves Lavergne, Player Personnel Assistant
- Marcelo Cuenca, Head Athletic Therapist
- Nick Mercuri, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
- RJ James, Equipment Manager
- Drew McCormick, Assistant Equipment Manager
- Colin Farquharson, Video Coordinator
- Braun Gheller, Video Assistant
- Adrien Bourdon, Football Operations Assistant
- Philippe Moreau, Football Operations Assistant

(RedBlacks PR)

4 comments:

Old Rider Fan said...

Continuity is the key for sure. Calgary has now proven that. Even focus on building from within by promoting assistants and such. Most teams scramble from year to year with both coaches and players based on 'this year'. Combine that with only a month to to develop a fine tuned machine with all the moving parts needed in this complicated sport. Well done Ottawa.

@mrt_man said...

ARE TEAMS GOING TO HAVE TO SUBMIT WEEKLY OFFICIAL COACHING/STAFF ROSTERS FOR THIS NEW STUPID RULE?

WILL THE RIDERS "MARKETING" DEPARTMENT EXPAND BY 10 OR 15 PEOPLE... WHO HAPPEN TO HAVE COACHING EXPERIENCE?

Steve said...

Thats not a bad idea. There are always ways around such things.

Steve said...

I agree 100%. Its not always that easy tho. The Stamps are the standard now.
Ottawa has really done it rite since their expansion.
The Als had that great run.
Before that it was Edmonton with Hugh Cambell.