Jason Shivers is in his fourth season with the Roughriders’ and his first as defensive coordinator. Shivers worked with the team’s defensive backs for three years after joining the club in 2016.
In 2018, the Riders’ defence tied a CFL record with 11 total defensive return touchdowns and nine interception return touchdowns. The defence also led the CFL with 21 interceptions.
Shivers, who hails from Phoenix, Ariz., is in his sixth season as a CFL coach. He initially entered the full-time coaching ranks with the Toronto Argonauts in 2013 before spending two seasons on Chris Jones’ staff with the Edmonton Eskimos.
He won a Grey Cup as a coach with Edmonton in 2015.
As a player, Shivers spent two seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and two with Toronto. In 56 career CFL regular-season games, Shivers registered 175 defensive tackles, 22 special-teams tackles and seven interceptions.
He also spent one season with the Chicago Bears after originally being selected by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth round (158th overall) of the 2004 NFL draft.