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REDBLACKS bring back entire coaching, operations staff

The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced on Friday that the club’s full coaching staff and full-time football operations staff from this past season will return for the 2019 CFL campaign.

After winning the CFL’s East Division to earn a spot in the 106th Grey Cup game, General Manager Marcel Desjardins and Head Coach Rick Campbell will return to work in 2019 with a full slate of familiar faces on the field and in the front office.

“One of the foundations of a successful organization is continuity and the REDBLACKS are excited to announce the return of the entire coaching staff and the entire full-time football operations staff,” said General Manager Marcel Desjardins. “The ability to deliver this continuity in today’s CFL is a rarity and is reflection of the shared commitment that exits within our franchise.”

They include:

  • Jaime Elizondo, Offensive Coordinator
  • Noel Thorpe, Defensive Coordinator
  • Bob Dyce, Special Teams Coordinator
  • Mark Nelson, Linebackers Coach
  • Winston October, Receivers Coach
  • Leroy Blugh, Defensive Line Coach
  • John McDonell, Offensive Line Coach
  • Beau Walker, Running Backs Coach
  • Patrick Bourgon, Defensive Assistant Coach

In the front office, returning in 2019 under General Manager Marcel Desjardins are:

  • Jeremy Snyder, Assistant General Manager
  • Jean-Marc Edme, Director of Player Personnel
  • Joey Swarbrick, Coordinator of Football Operations
  • Pier-Yves Lavergne, Player Personnel Assistant
  • Marcelo Cuenca, Head Athletic Therapist
  • Nick Mercuri, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
  • RJ James, Equipment Manager
  • Drew McCormick, Assistant Equipment Manager
  • Colin Farquharson, Video Coordinator
  • Braun Gheller, Video Assistant
  • Adrien Bourdon, Football Operations Assistant
  • Philippe Moreau, Football Operations Assistant