Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dickenson Comes To Riders----Not That Dickenson

The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that Craig Dickenson will join the Green and White coaching staff and take over as Special Teams Coordinator.


Dickenson spent last season with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders as assistant special teams coordinator. This was Dickenson’s second stint in the NFL as he spent two years in San Diego as a special teams assistant for the Chargers starting in 2000.


Highly regarded for his special team schemes, Dickenson spent seven seasons with the Calgary Stampeders where he served as their special teams coordinator for five and worked with the running backs and receivers in his first two years with the team. He also spent one season with the Montreal Alouettes as running backs coach in 2003 before returning to the Stamps.


Dickenson’s coaching career began at his alma mater – the University of Montana in 1995 when the Grizzlies captured the NCAA Division 1-AA National Championship. His work with kickers and running backs earned him a position with Utah State where he coached before making the move to the NFL.


The former kicker and punter lettered at Montana and graduated with a degree in history and later went on to earn a Master’s Degree in education leadership.

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