|Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Born:||October 4, 1960|
San Antonio, Texas
|Height||5 ft 6 in (168 cm)|
|Weight||160 lb (73 kg)|
|1994–2000||Saskatchewan Roughriders (DBs)|
|2001–2008||Saskatchewan Roughriders (DC)|
|2009||Edmonton Eskimos (HC)|
|2010||Edmonton Eskimos (HC/DC)|
|2011–2014||Saskatchewan Roughriders (DC)|
|2015–present||Winnipeg Blue Bombers (DC)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||1983, 1986, 1988, 1990|
|Awards||Tom Pate Memorial Award (1990)|
Richie Hall (born October 4, 1960) is the defensive coordinator for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was formerly the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos from 2009 to 2010.
Hall was born October 4, 1960, in San Antonio, Texas. He was in a car accident as a child that catapulted him through the windshield of the car and nearly killed him, leaving him with permanent scars above his right eye.
He was a star two-way American football player in high school despite his height of just 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 m).
Hall was a walk on college football player at Colorado State University, where he majored in social work.
Hall originally signed with the Stampeders in May 1983 and, in his rookie season, was a CFL All-Star defensive backplaying in 16 games recording four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He also returned 50 punts on special teams for 561 yards including one touchdown and one kickoff return for 12 yards. He earned West Division All-Star honours in the 1986 CFL season for his defensive work recording 4 sacks, 8 interceptions for 116 yards, and 1 fumble recovery for 50 yards. He also returned 16 punts that year for 260 yards.
He was traded to the Roughriders in May 1988 for a fourth-round pick in the 1989 CFL Draftand returned as a 1988 CFL season and 1990 CFL season West Division All-Star.
In all, he appeared in 153 career regular-season games between 1983 and 1991 playing both defensive back and punt returner, was a four-time West Division all-star, a League All-Star in 1983, a Grey Cup champion in 1989, and was selected for the Tom Pate Memorial Award in 1990.
After being released by the Roughriders, Hall used his social work degree and got a job at Regina's Cornwall Alternative School for high-risk kidsand joined Regina's Archbishop M.C. O'Neill High School football coaching staff in 1993 before embarking on his professional coaching career.
In 1994, Hall was hired by the Roughriders to coach their defensive backfield and worked his way up to defensive coordinator by 2000. He gained a reputation as one of the top minds for defensive schemes in the CFL and served as Saskatchewan's defensive coordinator for eight years including the 95th Grey Cup victory for Saskatchewan in 2007.His 2008 Saskatchewan Roughriders defence finished the season with the best in fewest yards allowed (354 per game), second in pass defence (266 yards per game) and fewest passing TDs allowed (28) and third in fewest TDs (44) and points allowed (25.1 per game).
Hall interviewed for at least seven head coaching positions beginning after the 2004 CFL season and, on December 17, 2008, Hall was hired as the head coach for the Edmonton Eskimos, the first black head coach in the Edmonton Eskimos history. When looking for a new coach, Eskimos General Manager Danny Maciocia said he asked his quarterbacks to name the toughest defensive co-ordinator they've played against and was given the unanimous response of Richie Hall.
Hall has said that he wants his players to enjoy the game, work hard, appreciate everything, and take nothing for granted. "I want our players to have a selfless attitude. I want them to be there for each other," Hall said. "I like to think football is a way for them to live their lives."
During his first training camp as head coach, arguably the most competitive battle was between Tumbo Abanikanda and Mark Restelli for the starting weakside linebacker spot.Hall stated that he hoped the battle would end when,"one player outperforms the other player". Eventually, Abanikanda was released with Restelli winning the job.
On November 12, 2010, Hall was fired as the Eskimos head coach after two seasons coaching the team.
On February 1, 2011, it was announced that Hall had rejoined the Roughriders as their defensive coordinator.
Hall was hired as the defensive coordinator for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on January 20, 2015.
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|EDM||2009||9||9||0||.500||3rd in West Division||0||1||Lost West Semi-Final|
|EDM||2010||7||11||0||.388||4th in West Division||–||–||Missed Playoffs|
|Total||16||20||0||.444||0 West Division|
|0||1||0 Grey Cups|
Ronald Lancaster was an American-Canadian professional football player and coach in the Canadian Football League (CFL). As the starting quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders for 16 seasons, he led the team to its first Grey Cup championship in 1966 and is the franchise's all-time leader in passing yards, attempts, completions, touchdowns, and interceptions. At the time of his retirement, he was the CFL's career leader in passing yards and still ranks sixth overall as of 2016. After his retirement as a player, he served as a head coach and general manager in the CFL; he led his teams to two Grey Cups and currently ranks fourth all-time with 142 regular season wins. He was also a colour commentator on the CFL on CBC from 1981 to 1990. At the time of his death, he was the Senior Director of Football Operations of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame (1982), Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (1985) and the Wittenberg University Athletic Hall of Honour (1985).
Marcus Crandell is a former professional Canadian football quarterback who is currently the offensive coordinator of the Saskatchewan Huskies of the University of Saskatchewan. He played 11 seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1997 to 2008 while also spending time in NFL Europe and the XFL. Crandell was named the Grey Cup Most Valuable Player after the Stampeders won the 89th Grey Cup in 2001. He also won a Grey Cup championship with the Roughriders in 2007 as the team's backup quarterback.
Jason Maas is the offensive coordinator of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is best known for his career in the CFL as a quarterback, which was largely spent with the Edmonton Eskimos where he won two Grey Cup championships. He also spent time with the Montreal Alouettes and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He has spent time as a coach with the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks and was the head coach of the Eskimos from 2016 to 2019.
Reggie Hunt is a former professional gridiron football linebacker. He most recently played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Scottish Claymores as a street free agent in 2001. He played college football for the TCU Horned Frogs.
Danny Maciocia is the general manager of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was previously head coach of the Université de Montréal Carabins football team. He is also the former general manager and director of football operations of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Eskimos and former offensive coordinator with the André-Grasset Phénix, a CEGEP team in Montreal.
Richard Kent Austin is an American gridiron football coach and former player. He is the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, a position he has held since 2019. Austin served as the head football coach at Cornell University from 2010 to 2012. He was the head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) in 2007 and CFL's Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 2013 to 2017.
Bill "The Undertaker" Baker is a former defensive end who played in Canadian Football League.
Richard Stubler is a professional Canadian football coach. He was most recently the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is a five-time Grey Cup champion, all as a defensive coordinator, and was formerly the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts. He has been coaching since the 1970s and has coached at the high school level, NCAA, Arena Football League and the CFL.
Gregory Edward Marshall 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.
Shannon Garrett is a former professional Canadian football defensive back and linebacker who played fourteen seasons in the Canadian Football League.
Keith Shologan is a Canadian football defensive tackle for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Central Florida. Shologan has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Ottawa Redblacks and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Tim St. Pierre is a professional Canadian football fullback and long snapper who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the third round of the 2008 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the Saint Mary's Huskies. Personal: His wife is Emily Kennedy St. Pierre.
Mark Restelli is a professional Canadian football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He most recently attended training camp with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos as a street free agent in 2009 and played until he was signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2011. Despite a strong preseason, on September 4, 2011, he was released by the Dolphins during their final roster cuts. On September 9, 2011, he announced that he would be resuming his football career in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos. He played college football for the Cal Poly Mustangs.
Tokumbo "Tumbo" Abanikanda is a former professional American and Canadian football linebacker. He was signed by the Edmonton Eskimos as a street free agent in 2009. He played college football for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.
The 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders season was the 56th season for the team in the Canadian Football League. The Roughriders improved upon their 8–10 record from 2012 and made the playoffs for the second straight season, while hosting their first playoff game since 2010. After defeating the BC Lions and Calgary Stampeders in the playoffs, the Roughriders qualified for their fourth Grey Cup appearance in seven years and first ever at their home stadium. The team defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 45-23 in the 101st Grey Cup en route to winning the franchise's fourth championship. With the added seats at Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, the Roughriders led the league in attendance for the first time, with an average of 37,503 fans attending each regular season game.
Chris Jones is a former American football and Canadian football coach. He was the head coach and general manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League for three seasons, after serving as the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos for two seasons. Jones previously served as the defensive coordinator for the Montreal Alouettes, Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts before becoming a head coach. Jones won four Grey Cup rings with four teams between 2002 and 2015.
Rick Campbell is an American-born Canadian football head coach and co-general manager for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was the Calgary Stampeders' defensive coordinator from 2012 to 2013 and was also an assistant coach with the Edmonton Eskimos and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. He then served as the head coach for the Ottawa Redblacks for six seasons. He is a three-time Grey Cup champion, once as the special teams coordinator with the Eskimos in 2003, again with the Eskimos as the defensive coordinator in 2005, and once as the head coach of the Redblacks in 2016. He attended Washington State University.
The 2015 Canadian Football League season was the 62nd season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it was the 58th season of the league. The Edmonton Eskimos won the 103rd Grey Cup on November 29, defeating the Ottawa Redblacks 26–20 in Winnipeg. The schedule was released February 13, 2015 and the regular season began on June 25, 2015.
The 2017 Canadian Football League season was the 64th season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it was the 60th season of the league. The regular season began on June 22 and concluded on November 4. The playoffs commenced on November 12 and concluded on November 26 with the Toronto Argonauts defeating the Calgary Stampeders to win the 105th Grey Cup.
The 2019 Canadian Football League season was the 66th season of modern Canadian professional football. Officially, it was the 62nd season of the league. The regular season began on June 13, 2019, and concluded with the playing of the 107th Grey Cup in Calgary on November 24, 2019 —where the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33–12 to win their first Grey Cup since 1990.