December 18, 2018

Lions finalize coaching staff including Nik Lewis, Drew Tate

Johany Jutras/

VANCOUVER — A week after hiring DeVone Claybrooks as head coach, the BC Lions have finalized their staff, including several former CFL players.

Rich Stubler will be the team’s defensive coordinator and linebackers coach while Jarious Jackson has been retained as the offensive coordinator.

Former CFL players Ryan Phillips, Nik Lewis, Drew Tate and Keith Stokes will also get their first professional coaching jobs under Claybrooks.

The entire staff is listed below:

Rich Stubler – Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers Coach
Ryan Phillips – Defensive Backs Coach
Chris Ellis – Defensive Line Coach
Bryan Chiu – Offensive Line Coach
Nik Lewis – Running Backs Coach
Drew Tate – Quarterbacks Coach
Taylor Altilio – Special Teams Coordinator
Keith Stokes – Special Teams and Offensive Assistant