|Born:||May 3, 1968|
|2000||Calgary Stampeders (Def. asst.)|
|2001–2002||Calgary Stampeders (STC/LC)|
|2003–2007||BC Lions (STC/LC)|
|2008–2011||BC Lions (DC/LC)|
|2012–2014||BC Lions (HC)|
|2016–2017||Edmonton Eskimos (Asst. HC/DC)|
|2018||Edmonton Eskimos (Asst. HC/DC/LC)|
|2020–present||Ottawa 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.
Benevides began his coaching career with the Calgary Stampeders in 2000 as a defensive assistant.He spent the following two seasons as the Stampeders' special teams and linebackers coach.
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.
On January 14, 2016, the Edmonton Eskimos named Benevides their assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.On December 7, 2018, the Eskimos released Mike Benevides from his duties.
After spending a year working for TSN, Benevides was announced as the defensive coordinator for the Ottawa Redblacks on December 17, 2019.
|BC||2012||13||5||0||.722||1st in West Division||0||1||Lost in West Final|
|BC||2013||11||7||0||.611||3rd in West Division||0||1||Lost in West Semi-Final|
|BC||2014||9||9||0||.500||4th in West Division||0||1||Lost in East Semi-Final|
|0||3||0 Grey Cups|
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