Chad Hudson is going into his 13th season with the Riders and his 4th as the Manager of Football Analytics and Scouting. In this role, he manages Football Research and Development, Football Video and Football IT. Hudson also scouts for the CFL Draft and manages the Roughriders 7 area scouts.
Hudson first joined the Riders in 2004 as the Assistant Video Coordinator before heading to the Montreal Alouettes as the Head Video Coordinator in 2007. In 2009 he came home to Saskatchewan, working with the University of Regina Rams as the Pro Liaison and Video Director. In 2012, he returned to the Riders as Quality Control Coach before he was moved to Manager of Football Research & Development and then into his current position.
An Ogema, SK native, Hudson grew up on a farm before attending the University of Regina and completed his BFA in Media Production and Study. He lives in Regina with his wife Jasmin and their two sons, Theodore and Malcolm. In his spare time, he loves being with family, playing guitar and listening to records.
Smith is entering his 18th season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders after first joining the Club in 2003. He got his start filming mini-camp and training camp for the Riders and by 2009 he joined the video, research and development team full time.
During the season, Smith is responsible for providing film and data to coaches for game preparation. In the off season, he assists with study material for players and coaches and helps with preparation for the CFL Draft.
Among the highlights of Smith’s career was working with CFL Hall of Fame inductee Cal Murphy for six seasons while Murphy a scout for the Indianapolis Colts. Together they created point of contact tapes of CFL players. Smith Jr. is proud of have been with the Roughriders for four Grey Cups and won two with the team in 2007 and 2013.
Smith is from Regina and his father, Alex Smith Sr. was a Special Teams Coordinator and Linebackers Coach with the Riders for 16 years.
2020 will be Bowley’s 9th season with the Riders. He originally joined the team in 2013 as a Video Assistant before moving into his current role. He is now responsible for providing video, data, analytics and technology to the Rider’s coaches, players and scouting department.
Prior to joining the Riders, Bowley worked at the CFL League Office in Toronto as both a Replay Technician in the CFL’s Command Centre as well as an Intern in the Football Operations Department.
Bowley has an Advanced Diploma in Sport Management, from Durham College in Oshawa Ontario.
He is originally from Kinlough, Ontario, but now lives in Balgonie, Saskatchewan with his wife Tina. He is a proud staff member of the 2013 Grey Cup team.