Monday, March 16, 2009

Adding A "Wylie" Veteran To Rider Coaching Staff


Saskatchewan Roughrider head coach Ken Miller announced today Bob Wylie has been named the club’s offensive line coach.

Wylie joins the Green and White after spending the past two years as the offensive line coach in Winnipeg. The Blue Bombers o-line gave up the fewest amount of quarterback sacks in the CFL during those two seasons.

Prior to entering the CFL, Wylie spent almost three decades coaching in the collegiate and NFL ranks. In his last NFL season with the Arizona Cardinals, Wylie’s offensive line helped NFL great Emmitt Smith win the league rushing title. During his time in the NFL, Wylie also coached with the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets.

His wealth of coaching experience is evident through his resume as he has had the distinction of coaching at five different levels of football, including Pop Warner, junior high school, high school, college and pro.

Prior to entering the collegiate coaching ranks in 1980 when he was hired by Brown University, the native of West Warwick, Rhode Island was a teacher and administrator in his hometown school system.

Wylie has one daughter and a grandson who has the distinction of having his grandfather’s last name as his first name – Wylie.

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