Backfield help: Cobourne joins Riders coaching staff | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
John Sokolowski Staff

REGINA -- Saskatchewan Roughriders Head Coach Corey Chamblin announced today that Avon Cobourne has joined the team's staff as running backs coach for the 2014 season.  

Cobourne joins the coaching ranks following a standout seven year Canadian Football League career. The product of West Virginia played five seasons with the Montreal Alouettes after originally signing with the team prior to the 2006 season.

He played his final two seasons in Hamilton after signing with the Tiger-Cats as a free agent in 2011.

The 35-year-old Cobourne is a two-time Grey Cup champion (2009, 2010) and was named 2009 Grey Cup Most Outstanding Player.

He is also a three time East Division all-star (2008, 2009, 2012) also being named a CFL all-Star in 2009 after posting a career high 1,214 yards rushing.



Fan Comments
indeed surprising, can he be disciplined and communicate that competitiveness to the players? I hope so, he seemed to be a good teammate while in Montreal
March 17, 2014 - 4:32pm
I don't remember him retiring from playing. I knew he was slowing down, but I thought he still could have played.
March 17, 2014 - 3:31pm
I don't believe that Cobourne actually retired. He was released by the Ticats prior to the 2012 season and wasn't picked up by any other team. @ar - Yes this is a bit surprising. We'll have to see how this works out for him.
March 18, 2014 - 10:19pm
als rule
March 17, 2014 - 12:54pm