January 25, 2019


The Saskatchewan Roughriders take on the Calgary Stampeders in CFL action on July 28th, 2018 at Mosaic Stadium in Regina, SK. Liam Richards/Electric Umbrella

Saskatchewan Roughriders vice president of football operations and general manager Jeremy O’Day announced today the Club has named Craig Dickenson head coach.

“I am excited and honoured to announce Craig Dickenson as the Riders head coach,” stated Jeremy O’Day. “Craig is extremely respected by our players and staff. His dedication, intelligence and leadership will be an integral part of our future success.”

Craig Dickenson officially becomes the 47th head coach in club history. He will also remain as the teams’ special-teams coordinator.

“I want to thank Jeremy O’Day and the Saskatchewan Roughriders for giving me this great opportunity,” stated Dickenson. “It is a great honour to be the head coach of this storied franchise. I look forward to working with this talented group of players and coaches moving forward.”

Dickenson will enter his fourth season of his second go-round with the Roughriders, spending the last three seasons as the special-teams coordinator. He also previously worked with the Riders special teams during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

2019 will be Dickenson’s 17th season as a CFL coach and his 14th as a special-teams coordinator. Before returning to Saskatchewan in 2016, the product of Great Falls, Mont., spent two seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos and one with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Dickenson also previously spent seven CFL seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, serving as their special-teams coordinator in five of those seasons, and one campaign with the Montreal Alouettes.

He is a two-time Grey Cup champion, having won CFL titles with the Eskimos in 2015 and the Stampeders in 2008.