Maugeri returns as the Roughriders’ Special Teams Coordinator, a role he has held since 2022.

This past season under Maugeri, the Roughriders had two special teams players named West All-Stars (punter Adam Korsak and returner Mario Alford) and the Club was among the best in the league in four statistical categories — first in average yards per punt (47.9) and recovered onside kicks (three); second in punt-return touchdowns (three) and opponents’ kickoff-return average (19.2 yards).

In addition, primary returner Mario Alford was second in the league in punt return yards (978), kickoff return yards (1,181) and total return touchdowns (three). Alford also ranked third in the CFL in combined yards (2,266). A.J. Allen (fifth) and Kosi Onyeka (seveh) were both in the top 10 for special teams tackles, with 19 and 17 respectively. 

In Maugeri’s first year as the Special Teams Coordinator, Alford was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Special Teams Player after leading the league in kick-return touchdowns (four), ranking second in missed field goal return yards (129) and placing third in kickoff return yards (1,030) and punt return yards (530).

As a unit, the Roughriders’ special teams were first in kickoff return touchdowns, second in big play returns (10), second in kickoff return average (23.1 yards), second in blocked kicks (2) and second in own kicks recovered (2). Maugeri was named the Special Teams coach in 2021. 

Maugeri will be entering his ninth year with the Club, having initially joined the Green and White as a quality control coach in 2016 before being named the running backs coach in 2017 — a role in which he served until becoming the Special Teams coach in 2020.

As the running backs coach in 2019, Maugeri played a role in William Powell becoming the second-leading rusher in the CFL, with 1,093 yards and a league-leading 12 touchdowns along the ground. Included was a three-touchdown game against B.C. on July 27. Powell added 296 receiving yards and two aerial touchdowns that season. In addition, two of the nine longest rushes in Riders history have been under the tutelage of Maugeri. Those runs, both by Marcus Thigpen, produced 82- and 80-yard touchdowns in 2018.