Friday, January 25, 2019

Craig Dickenson Named Riders HC

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Saskatchewan Roughriders vice president of football operations and general manager Jeremy O’Day announced today the Club has named Craig Dickenson head coach.

“I am excited and honoured to announce Craig Dickenson as the Riders head coach,” stated Jeremy O’Day. “Craig is extremely respected by our players and staff. His dedication, intelligence and leadership will be an integral part of our future success.”

Craig Dickenson officially becomes the 47th head coach in club history. He will also remain as the teams’ special-teams coordinator.

“I want to thank Jeremy O’Day and the Saskatchewan Roughriders for giving me this great opportunity,” stated Dickenson. “It is a great honour to be the head coach of this storied franchise. I look forward to working with this talented group of players and coaches moving forward.”

Dickenson will enter his fourth season of his second go-round with the Roughriders, spending the last three seasons as the special-teams coordinator. He also previously worked with the Riders special teams during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

2019 will be Dickenson’s 17th season as a CFL coach and his 14th as a special-teams coordinator. Before returning to Saskatchewan in 2016, the product of Great Falls, Mont., spent two seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos and one with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Dickenson also previously spent seven CFL seasons with the Calgary Stampeders, serving as their special-teams coordinator in five of those seasons, and one campaign with the Montreal Alouettes.

He is a two-time Grey Cup champion, having won CFL titles with the Eskimos in 2015 and the Stampeders in 2008.  

(Ryan Pollock-Riders PR)


Anonymous said...

As well he should have been

Anonymous said...

Great hire!

Anonymous said...

Didn't take long if you heard the news conference to read between the lines and hear the "ignorant" culture Jones had in the room is leaving.

Having talented players is one thing, being a complete douchebag to the organization and the community is another. I don't see that happening with Craig!


SWC said...

Flush the Jones culture right out of that room Craig. Maybe now they'll be able to find a quarterback out west (Boise State, Oregon, Washington State, Washington, Montana or Montana State, UND or ND) instead of scouring the east coast as the previous administration had done.
We need Westerners to put us over the top. Go Riders Go

Anonymous said...

I didn't know much about Dickenson before hearing him speak at his hiring Friday, but what a breath of fresh air from the former HC of team. This guy seems like a human being.

Anonymous said...

ST coaches are very much undervalued. This has the potential to be a great hire. Loved what I heard from Dickenson.

Anonymous said...

Why do I fear we are going to end up with Benavides as DC.


Anonymous said...

I'd have rather had Lapo so McAdoo could have been shown the door.