After four seasons as a coach in the NCAA, former CFL Most Outstanding Defensive Player J.C. Sherritt returns to Canada as the Roughriders’ linebackers coach and run game coordinator. Sherritt spent the 2023 season as a defensive analyst at Washington State, located in the city where he played his high school football, following one season at Auburn. In 2020 and 2021, Sherritt served as the defensive coordinator/linebackers coach at Cal Poly. He previously spent one season (2019) as the Stampeders’ linebackers coach.

A tenacious player on the field, Sherritt played 109 career games, registering 528 defensive tackles, 15 sacks, 14 interceptions (one of which he returned for a touchdown) and seven fumble recoveries. In 2012, he was named CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player and a CFL All-Star. He won a Grey Cup Championship with Edmonton in 2015.