Greg Marshall (defensive lineman)

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Greg Marshall
Born: (1956-09-09) September 9, 1956 (age 64)
Beverly, Massachusetts
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) DL
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight240 lb (110 kg)
College Oregon State
Career history
As coach
1990Ottawa Bootleggers (HC)
1991-1993 Ottawa Sooners (HC)
19941995 Saskatchewan Roughriders (DL coach)
19961999 Saskatchewan Roughriders (DC)
20002004 Edmonton Eskimos (DC/DL coach)
2005 Ottawa Renegades (A. HC/DC)
20062008 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (DC/LB coach)
20092010 Hamilton Tiger-Cats (A. HC/DC/LB coach)
2011 Saskatchewan Roughriders (HC)
2013 Edmonton Eskimos (DC)
2018-present University of Toronto (HC)
As player
1978 Baltimore Colts
19801988 Ottawa Rough Riders
Awards1983 CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award

Gregory Edward Marshall (born September 9, 1956) is the head coach for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues football (OUA). He was also a former defensive end in the Canadian Football League. He and his wife Cindy, have four children and one grandson.

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Playing career

Marshall played college football with the Oregon State Beavers as a defensive tackle. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles, but ended up playing in two games for the Baltimore Colts that season. Marshall later played in the CFL for nine seasons as a defensive end for the Ottawa Rough Riders.

Coaching career

After his playing career ended, Marshall ventured into coaching semi-professional football. In 1990, Marshall served as head coach for the Ottawa Bootleggers of the Empire Football League. The next three years, he served as head coach for the Ottawa Sooners of the Canadian Junior Football League.

Marshall began his CFL coaching career with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1994, spending the next six seasons with them as their defensive co-ordinator and defensive line coach.

In 2000, Marshall spent the next five seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos, initially as their defensive line coach, then later as their defensive co-ordinator.

In 2005, Marshall served as the defensive co-ordinator and assistant head coach for the Ottawa Renegades. This season would ultimately end up being the Renegades final season before the team suspended their operations.

In 2006, Marshall joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as their defensive line coach and defensive co-ordinator, a position he held for the next three seasons.

On January 13, 2009, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced the hiring of Marshall as their new defensive co-ordinator and assistant head coach. [1]

On January 5, 2011, it was announced that Marshall had been hired by the Saskatchewan Roughriders to replace Ken Miller as head coach of the club. [2] After a 1–7 start to the 2011 season, the Roughriders fired Marshall on August 19, 2011. [3]

On January 25, 2013, Marshall was named the defensive coordinator of the Edmonton Eskimos.

Marshall served as the defensive coordinator for Queen's Gaels Football from 2014 to 2017. [4] His defense found success throughout his tenure, including an OUA conference leading 16 fumble recoveries in 2014 [5] and the conference's second best pass defense in 2016. [6]

On January 3, 2018, Marshall became the head coach for the Toronto Varsity Blues football team of U Sports.

CFL coaching record

TeamYearRegular SeasonPost Season
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostResult
SSK 2011 170.1254th in West Division--Fired
Total170.1250 West Division
Championships
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