Mike Scheper is in his second tour of duty with the Riders after spending the 2009 and 2010 seasons as the team’s defensive line coach. This will be his first season as a special teams and defensive assistant after spending 2016 as Saskatchewan’s offensive line coach. 

After his first two seasons with the Roughriders, Scheper worked as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers’ defensive line coach in 2014 and as the Edmonton Eskimos’ offensive line coach in 2015. 

He won a Grey Cup title with the Eskimos in 2015.

Scheper’s playing career comprised two seasons as an offensive lineman at Utah State University before his graduation in 2002.