Stubler named Defensive Coordinator in Calgary | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

CALGARY -- Stampeders head coach and general manager John Hufnagel is pleased to announce that Rich Stubler has been named the team’s defensive coordinator.
"I'm pleased to be able to add a coach with such a wealth of experience," said Hufnagel. "Rich has a great track record of success as a coach in this league and I know he'll be a tremendous asset to our staff."

Stubler joins Calgary after spending the last two seasons as the defensive coordinator for the BC Lions. Last season, Stubler’s defence ranked in the top three in 12 statistical categories including fewest passing yards allowed (1st) and fewest rushing yards allowed (2nd). In 2012, Stubler’s defence ranked first against in both categories.
“I’m appreciative that the Stampeders and Coach Hufnagel have a little faith in me,” says Stubler. “I’m really excited to come and work for the Red and White.”
With over four decades of coaching experience, Stubler first joined the CFL in 1983 as the defensive coordinator for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. In addition to the BC Lions, he has also been on the coaching staffs of the Toronto Argonauts and Edmonton Eskimos and is a four-time Grey Cup winner — 1986 with Hamilton, 1993 with Edmonton, 2000 with BC and 2004 with Toronto.

Fan Comments
als rule
D: excellent comment on stubler!! now all that's left for you to do is to get dt26 to understand/see that!!
December 25, 2013 - 5:30pm
Rich Stubler was let go for a number of reasons. 1, he never adapts to who he plays, which makes it super predictable for opposing offenses in game planning and execution. 2, he has ZERO courage in his players and sits in a zone the entire game as the other team marches the ball down the field. 3,he has no pride and routinely lets the other team score late in games for reasons I cant explain. You will see the BC Lions in the upcoming year return to the aggressive playmaking defense they had before Rich Stubler swooped in and installed his lethargic no pride flawed system.
December 24, 2013 - 12:33pm
als rule
D: excellent points on stubler now tell dt26 your not a GM nor PP head BUT a fan who knows/sees which fork in the road to take!!
December 25, 2013 - 12:30pm
Als Rule you never have anything positive to say unless it benefits Montreal. You're always downplaying other teams transactions, decisions, and success. You're not a GM nor HEAD of Personnel so just be a fan and stop going against everything. Stubler is a good coach, he only left because Mark Washington is the future guy.
December 20, 2013 - 6:52pm
als rule
@DT26: your 1st sentence is incorrect BUT no matter believe what you wish!! you know stubler is a good coach how? how many teams has he been with over the last 3 years? EXACTLY!! why so many!! neither are you BUT one wonders what kind of fan you are not being able to see the fork in the road?!!
December 20, 2013 - 8:56pm
Wow! This is a loss for the Bombers. A bag of hammers would be an improvement over Creehan but Stubler and OShea seemed a natural fit.
December 20, 2013 - 11:08am
als rule
@PL: NO loss BUT a gain for the BBs!!
December 20, 2013 - 12:13pm
With the players Stubler will coach with the Stampeders he will really get to show what a great coach he really is. The Stamps getting him is certainly a loss to the Bombers who wanted him. Good coaches always get to pick where they really want work for. Huff usually gets the man he wants.
December 20, 2013 - 12:03am
als rule
@JJ: 2 old 2 slow just another re-hashed assistant coach bouncing from one team to the next!! should have retired!! why do you think O'Shea passed him by?!!
December 20, 2013 - 12:43pm
small town argo
The Bend but Don't Break D moves to Cow Town.
December 19, 2013 - 10:00pm
als rule
surprising hire to say the least!! same old re-tread assistant coaches re-cycled again!! over and over and over again and again and again!!
December 19, 2013 - 5:32pm
He was bound to land somewhere in the league!
December 19, 2013 - 7:44pm
als rule
@TFmcb: WHY?!!
December 19, 2013 - 9:53pm
Well a number of coaches like his abilities even if YOU think he is past his best-before date!
December 20, 2013 - 1:26pm