The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that Richie Hall is returning to Saskatchewan and will re-join the team’s coaching staff as Defensive Coordinator.
Hall was a part of the Green and White coaching staff for 15 seasons, eight as defensive coordinator, before leaving in 2009 to serve as the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos for two seasons as well as Defensive Coordinator this past season.
Before moving into his coaching role, Hall spent nine years playing in the CFL including four seasons with the Roughriders from 1988-1991. He was also a key member of the Roughriders' 1989 Grey Cup Championship team. During his nine year career, Hall saw action in 153 regular season CFL games. He was a member of the Western Division All-Star Team on four occasions, 1983 and 1986 with the Calgary Stampeders and 1988 and 1990 in Saskatchewan. Hall was also named All-CFL for outstanding rookie performance in 1983 with the Stampeders. In 1990, Roughrider fans voted Hall the Roughriders' Most Popular Player. He was named as the Club's nominee for Outstanding Defensive Player in 1988.