Mike Benevides

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Mike Benevides
Ottawa Redblacks
Mike Benevides.jpg
Mike Benevides in 2012
Born: (1968-05-03) May 3, 1968 (age 52)
Toronto, Ontario
Career information
Position(s) Defensive coordinator
College Bakersfield
University York
Career history
As coach
2000 Calgary Stampeders (Def. asst.)
20012002 Calgary Stampeders (STC/LC)
20032007 BC Lions (STC/LC)
20082011 BC Lions (DC/LC)
20122014 BC Lions (HC)
20162017 Edmonton Eskimos (Asst. HC/DC)
2018 Edmonton Eskimos (Asst. HC/DC/LC)
2020–presentOttawa Redblacks (DC)
Career highlights and awards

Mike Benevides (born May 3, 1968) is a professional Canadian football coach. He is currently the defensive coordinator for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Benevides was the head coach for the BC Lions from 2012 though 2014 and more recently, the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Edmonton Eskimos. He played college football at the defensive tackle position for the Bakersfield College Renegades before transferring to York University to play for the Yeomen. [1]

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Professional career

Calgary Stampeders

Benevides began his coaching career with the Calgary Stampeders in 2000 as a defensive assistant. [1] He spent the following two seasons as the Stampeders' special teams and linebackers coach.

BC Lions

Benevides then became the special teams and linebackers coach for the BC Lions in 2003. He was eventually promoted to defensive coordinator and eventually head coach in 2012. Benevides spent three seasons with the Lions as the team's head coach, winning 33 games and losing 21. Under his leadership the Lions made the playoffs each season, but lost every time. Following the 2014 season he was released by the Lions on November 20, 2014. [2]

Edmonton Eskimos

On January 14, 2016, the Edmonton Eskimos named Benevides their assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. [3] On December 7, 2018, the Eskimos released Mike Benevides from his duties. [4]

Ottawa Redblacks

After spending a year working for TSN, Benevides was announced as the defensive coordinator for the Ottawa Redblacks on December 17, 2019. [5]

CFL coaching record

TeamYearRegular seasonPostseason
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostResult
BC 2012 1350.7221st in West Division01Lost in West Final
BC 2013 1170.6113rd in West Division01Lost in West Semi-Final
BC 2014 990.5004th in West Division01Lost in East Semi-Final
Total33210.6111 Division
Championship
030 Grey Cups

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References

  1. 1 2 "Buono names coaching staff". cfl.ca. February 2, 2001. Archived from the original on September 11, 2002. Retrieved February 24, 2020.
  2. "Mike Benevides fired as B.C. Lions coach". cbc.ca. November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  3. "Eskimos name Mike Benevides defensive coordinator". CFL.ca. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  4. TSN ca Staff (2018-12-07). "Eskimos part ways with DC Benevides - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  5. "Mike Benevides joins Redblacks coaching staff defensive coordnator". Ottawa Redblacks. December 17, 2019.