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COACHING STAFF


Corey Chamblin

Head Coach

 

Corey Chamblin enters his fourth season as Head Coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

In his third season Coach Chamblin helped lead the Riders to an impressive 8-2 record to open the season. The team went on to finish third in the West Division with a 10-8 record. The Riders traveled to Edmonton for the Western Semi-Final where they suffered an 18-10 season ending loss. It was the third straight season the Riders have qualified for the playoffs under Chamblin’s watch. He enters the 2015 season with 29 career head coaching victories.      

In the 2013 season Coach Chamblin led the Riders to a franchise best 8-1 record to open the season. The team went on to finish second in the West Division with an 11-7 record and hosted a home playoff game for the first time since 2010. After defeating the B.C. Lions in the West Semi-Final, the Riders dismantled the Stampeders 35-13 in Calgary. The Riders then defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 in the Grey Cup; winning the franchises fourth championship.  

Chamblin was named Canadian Football League Coach of the Year for the 2013 season.

Before joining the Green and White, Chamblin spent the 2011 season as the Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Prior to that, Chamblin spent three seasons working with the defensive backs in Calgary where the Stamps secondary had great success and were looked upon as some of the toughest defensive backs in the CFL. In 2008 the Stamps claimed the Grey Cup after holding the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Anthony Calvillo without a touchdown pass in the championship game.

When he first arrived in the CFL in 2007, Chamblin served as the Defensive Backs Coach with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers who had the second best pass defence in the CFL. They also held the MOP of that season - Kerry Joseph to a mere 181 passing yards in the Grey Cup game.

Before coming to the CFL, the Birmingham, Alabama native spent time coaching in NFL Europe in 2006 where he worked as a defensive assistant and secondary coach for the Frankfurt Galaxy who went on to claim the World Bowl Championship.  In addition during the 2006 season, Chamblin completed a coaching internship with the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

Chamblin began his coaching career in 2006 when he became an assistant coach at Cumberland University in Tennessee before heading over to Europe.

As a player, Chamblin played at Tennessee Tech under Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith, now Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

Despite going undrafted, Chamblin went on to sign as a free agent with the Baltimore Ravens in 1999. That season he played with the 15-3 Jacksonville Jaguars and was a member of the NFL’s first ranked defensive unit. He remained in the NFL until 2004 spending time with the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts.  He rounded out his playing career with the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe.

During his time in the NFL Chamblin had the opportunity to play for Mike Tomlin – Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the time Tomlin was the Defensive Backs Coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the young age of 29. It was then that Chamblin made the realization that his future would be in coaching. Since that time the two have stayed in touch and Tomlin remains to be a great mentor to Chamblin who feels the young coach blazed a path for others to follow after being named a Head Coach in the NFL at the age of 34.

Corey, his wife Samantha, their two sons Karter and Keaton, and their two dogs India and Maggie have made Regina their year round home. 

 

 


Jacques Chapdelaine   
Offensive Coordinator/ Quarterbacks Coach

 

Jacques Chapdelaine joins the Saskatchewan Roughriders as offensive coordinator.

The veteran coach has spent 13 seasons coaching in the Canadian Football League after originally entering as special teams coordinator and receivers coach with the Calgary Stampeders in 2001. The next season Chapdelaine was named as the Stamps offensive co-ordinator.

The 53-year-old went on to spend ten of the next 11 seasons (2003-2006, 2008-2013) with the BC Lions including six years as offensive coordinator. He spent the 2007 season with the Edmonton Eskimos as assistant head coach and offensive co-ordinator.  

Through eight seasons as the head signal caller, Chapdelaine’s teams have compiled a 79-64-1 record, playing in four division finals, winning two grey Cups.   

Chapdelaine joins the Green and White after spending last year as head coach at his alma mater Simon Fraser University in the NCAA’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference. As a player, Chapdelaine starred with the SFU Clan in the 1980’s before moving on to a seven year career in the CFL making stops in BC, Montreal, Hamilton and Calgary. 

 


Greg Quick
Defensive Coordinator

 

Greg Quick joins the Roughriders for his first season as defensive coordinator. 

Quick arrives in Saskatchewan with a wealth of coaching experience spanning over 30 years in both the professional and collegiate levels. Most recently Quick was the linebackers coach for the Montreal Alouettes in 2014. 

Quick joined the Northwood University Timberwolves as the team’s offensive coordinator for the 2012 season after spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons as linebackers coach with the Toronto Argonauts. 

Quick’s coaching career dates back to 1979 when he was named the defensive coordinator at Emporia State. He then went on to Heidelberg College as offensive coordinator in 1985 before moving to New Mexico State where he was linebackers coach. His first head coaching experience at the collegiate level came at the University of Chicago in 1989, a position he held for five seasons. He was then the head coach at St. Norbert College from 1994 to1999 before eventually holding the same role at Concord University from 2003 to 2008.    

 
 


Bob Dyce
Special Teams Coordinator

 

Dyce returns for his sixth season with the Riders and third in the role of Special Teams Coordinator.

Dyce originally joined the Riders in 2010 spending two seasons as pass game coordinator before being named offensive coordinator for the 2012 season.  

Before joining the Green and White, the Winnipeg native spent seven seasons with the Blue Bombers where he served as the team’s receivers coach and was in charge of the team’s Canadian player personnel. During his time with the Bombers, Dyce provided leadership and coaching to his receivers, many of which were continually over the 1,000 yard receiving mark each season.  

Prior to making the transition into coaching in the CFL, Dyce spent seven seasons as the receivers coach with his alma mater the Manitoba Bisons. During his time with the Bisons, the receiving corps produced seven All-Conference players and three All-Canadians. 

Dyce began his coaching career in 1992 when he joined the staff of the St. Vital Mustangs of the CJFL. He spent two seasons with the Mustangs before making the move to offensive coordinator and receivers coach for the Winnipeg Hawkeyes of the CJFL. He spent the 1994 and 1995 seasons with the Hawkeyes.

He won his first Grey Cup in 2013, as a member of the Riders coaching staff. 

Bob and his wife Amanda have two daughters, Brooklyn and Ava, and one son, Trysten.

 

 
Cory McDiarmid
Assistant Special Teams Coordinator

  McDiarmid returns to the Riders for his second stint with the Green and White after spending last season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as linebackers coach. 

He won the 2013 Grey Cup with Riders as a special teams assistant.

McDiarmid brings with him eleven years of experience in the Canadian Football League, including four trips to the Grey Cup, which he won with the B.C. Lions in 2000. He has worked in various capacities with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Montreal Alouettes, Calgary Stampeders, Toronto Argonauts, and B.C. Lions.

Originally from Nanaimo, B.C, McDiarmid spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons at the University of Ottawa as the Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator.

 

Tyrone Pettaway
Linebackers Coach
 

Tyrone Pettaway joins the Riders for his first season coaching in the Canadian Football League.

Pettaway spent the last two seasons as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach with the NCAA’s N.C. Wesleyan football program. He brings a wealth of experience having spent over ten years coaching at the collegiate and professional levels. 

Prior to joining Wesleyan, Pettaway spent the 2011 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a defensive assistant before moving to the Washington Redskins for the 2012 season.

Pettaway is a 2005 graduate of St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, N.C., where he was named the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year as a senior linebacker. 

 


Jeremaine Copeland
Receivers Coach

 

Copeland joins the Riders for his first season as the team’s receivers coach. 

After a stellar 11 year CFL playing career, Copeland entered the coaching ranks in 2012 as a receiver’s coach with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. After spending one season in Steel Town, Copeland returned to school in order to complete his degree at the University of Tennessee. 

Copeland’s CFL career began with the Montreal Alouettes in 2001, where he went on to spend four seasons. He then joined the Calgary Stampeders in 2005 before being traded to Toronto in 2010 where he played his final two seasons.

In 180 regular season games played, Copeland totaled 622 receptions for 10,015 yards and 75 touchdowns. He is a two-time CFL All-Star (2003, 2009) and a two-time Grey Cup champion having won in 2002 and 2008.

 
 
Tony Missick
Defensive Backs Coach
 

Tony Missick joins the Riders for his first season as the team’s defensive backs coach. 

Prior to joining the Riders, Missick spent four seasons in the same capacity with the Calgary Stampeders. Last season, defensive backs Brandon Smith and Jamar Wall were named CFL All-Stars as the Stamps racked up 18 interceptions. Missick won his first Grey Cup with the Stamps last season.   

Prior to joining the Stampeders, Missick spent nine seasons coaching in the Arena Football League. He began his coaching career in 2000 as defensive coordinator of the Richmond Speed. He was named head coach of the Cincinnati Jungle Kats in 2007. 

In 2008, Missick joined the Saint Paul’s Collegiate where he served as linebackers coach and assistant head coach. 

As a player, Missick attended the University of Kentucky from 1988 and 1999 before turning pro with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles. He went on to play five seasons in the AFL where he collected 197 tackles and 12 interceptions. 

 

Avon Cobourne
Running Backs Coach
 

Avon Cobourne will return to the Riders as running backs coach for his second season. 

Cobourne entered the coaching ranks last season following a standout seven year Canadian Football League career. The product of West Virginia University played five seasons with the Montreal Alouettes after originally signing with the team prior to the 2006 season. He played his final two seasons in Hamilton after signing with the Tiger-Cats as a free agent in 2011.

The 35-year-old Cobourne is a two-time Grey Cup champion (2009, 2010) and was named 2009 Grey Cup Most Outstanding Player. He is also a three time East Division all-star (2008, 2009, 2012) also being named a CFL All-Star in 2009 after posting a career high 1,214 yards rushing.

 


Mike Sinclair
Defensive Line Coach

 

Mike Sinclair officially joins the Riders as defensive line coach after spending time with the team in a volunteer capacity last season.

Sinclair was briefly hired by the Riders in December, 2012. Shortly thereafter, the Chicago Bears offered him a coaching position for the 2013 season which accepted, with permission from the Riders.   

Prior to that, Sinclair had spent five seasons as defensive line coach with the Montreal Alouettes, winning Grey Cups in 2009 and 2010. He joined the Al’s in 2008 after winning the NFL Europe Bowl with the Hamburg Sea Devils where he served as defensive line coach.

As a player, Sinclair was drafted in the sixth round of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks where he went on to play 11 seasons.  He earned three consecutive Pro Bowl selections and left Seattle with 73.5 career sacks, second in team history. 

 


Dan Dorazio
Offensive Line Coach

 

Dan Dorazio joins the Riders for his first season as offensive line coach.

Dorazio will be entering his 43rd year of coaching and 18th CFL campaign. He spent the previous 12 seasons with the BC Lions as offensive line coach. Over the past four seasons, Dan’s coaching has led to eight players receiving West Division All-Star selections and two West Division Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman awards. 

Dorazio began his professional coaching career in 1998 when he joined the Calgary Stampeders as offensive line coach. He spent five seasons with the Stamps, winning Grey Cups in 1998 and 2001. 

Dan began his coaching career in 1972 as a student assistant at Kent State. He later joined the University of Hawaii in 1975 where he stayed until moving to the San Jose State for 1978, and on to the University of Washington in 1979. He went on to make further stops in Northern Iowa (1980-81), Georgia Tech (1982-83), Washington (1984-88), Holy Cross (1989-91), and the University of Maryland (1992-96). 

He has also been a part of the CIS’ annual East-West Bowl for the past 12 seasons.  

   


Justin Chapdelaine
Offensive Assistant

  Justin Chapdelaine will join the Riders for his first season as an offensive assistant.

After a four year career at Queen’s University, Chapdelaine signed with the Ottawa Redblacks in February, 2014 but was released prior to training camp.

Chapdelaine spent last season as the running backs coach with Simon Fraser University. 

 

Jarryd Baines
Football Operations Assistant

   


  

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