Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Riders Name Offensive Coaches


The Saskatchewan Roughriders are pleased to announce their offensive coaching staff for the 2012 CFL season.

Dyce has spent the last two seasons as the receivers coach and passing game coordinator with the Green and White. Before joining the Riders, the Winnipeg native spent seven seasons with the Blue Bombers where he served as the team’s receivers coach and was in charge of the team’s Canadian player personnel. Prior to making the transition into coaching in the CFL, Dyce spent seven seasons as the receivers coach with his alma mater the Manitoba Bisons. Dyce began his coaching career in 1992 when he joined the staff of the St. Vital Mustangs of the CJFL. He spent two seasons with the Mustangs before making the move to offensive coordinator and receivers coach for the Winnipeg Hawkeyes of the CJFL. He spent the 1994 and 1995 seasons with the Hawkeyes.


Sweet spent the last five years as the offensive line coach with the Calgary Stampeders. Prior to joining the Stamps, Sweet coached the offensive line at Columbia University after spending a year in the same position at Kentucky State. He entered coaching in 1997 as a graduate assistant coach at Tennessee Tech followed by single seasons at Holy Cross and Elon. After that Sweet spent five years at Presbyterian College where he began coaching the running backs and tight ends before being named offensive coordinator in 2003. The Salem, Virginia native got his first taste of the CFL when he served as a guest coach with the B.C. Lions in 2005.


Jones has spent the last three seasons with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he spent the first two seasons coaching the quarterbacks and most recently served as the Ti-Cats offensive coordinator. Prior to moving into coaching, Jones spent eight years as a decorated quarterback in the CFL receiving all-star nods and winning the Most Outstanding Player Award in 2001. His playing career began in 1998 with the B.C. Lions where he spent two seasons before being traded to Winnipeg. In 2004, he went on to play with the Stampeders for the remainder of the season before joining Hamilton in 2005. After attending training camp with Edmonton in 2006, Jones went on to spend the season in broadcasting with CBC. Before returning to the CFL as a coach, Jones became the Director of Football at National Sports Development based in Calgary.


Tucker spent two seasons coaching the receiving corps in Edmonton after suffering a fractured neck in 2008 which cut his distinguished player career short. The four-time CFL and West All-Star won a Grey Cup in 2003 and finished his career with 7,046 receiving yards in his seven years as a receiver with the Eskimos.


West Central Dave said...

OK. I can live with this. It's a new combination & not knowing a lot about them can make you a bit nervous, but it may also be the tonic the Riders need. Let's see what happens, and more importantly the official announcement has to come first then the debate can start. Dyce & Sweet are the only ones of this crew that have a decent amount of experience, the other 2 are new and younger so it should be interesting.

Anonymous said...

I don't know Bob Dyce enough to comment on how he'll be as OC. But I do know this, he's NOT DOUG BERRY!

Having Khari Jones and Jason Tucker as Offensive Coaches is huge. I was always a fan of both guys. Always handled themselves quite well.

Now. I just hope good ole Omarr is added as a DB coach.

Lee-Anne said...

Jason Tucker as Rs coach? Outstanding work by Chamblin and Taman. Ok Andy, you were waiting for the coaching staff to be announced, so sign on the dotted line. You would benefit working with Tucker and Jones. I don't think you really want to be here. We're all getting tired of all the drama.