Bob Dyce – Head Coach
Bob Dyce was named the third head coach In Ottawa REDBLACKS history on December 2, 2022, in the latest chapter of a playing and coaching career that has taken him through all levels of football in this country.
Dyce, the club’s Special Teams Coordinator since 2016, had served as the club’s interim coach for four games in 2022 and was promoted following an extensive interview process involving a handful of candidates.
A 57-year-old product of Winnipeg, MB, Dyce has been part of two Grey Cup championship teams – 2016 here in Ottawa and with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2013 – and brings extensive experience to the job after coaching in the Canadian Football League since his first job with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2003.
Dyce’s CFL resumé includes seven years in Winnipeg (2003-09) as the receivers coach, six years with the Roughriders (2010-15) as the passing game coordinator/receivers coach, offensive coordinator, special teams coordinator as well as a stretch in 2015 as the team’s interim head coach.
Dyce turned to coach in 1992 following a playing career with the St. Vital Mustangs (then of the Canadian Junior Football League) and the University of Manitoba, joining the Mustangs staff as an assistant.
He was the offensive coordinator and receivers coach of the Winnipeg Hawkeyes (CJFL) before joining the Bisons, his college alma mater, from 1996 through to 2002.
A respected career coach and avid motorcycle enthusiast, Dyce and his wife Amanda have 3 children, daughters Brooklyn and Ava and son Trysten. Trysten is currently the running backs coach with the B.C. Lions, Brooklyn played on the 2022 Canadian Women’s National football team and Ava a gymnast has attended a game in every CFL city.