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January 8, 2019

Riders ink Jones, O’Day through 2020

Arthur Ward/CFL.ca

REGINA — Saskatchewan Roughriders President and CEO Craig Reynolds has announced Vice-President of Football Operations, General Manager and Head Coach Chris Jones has signed a contract extension to remain with the club through 2020.

“We are pleased that we have reached an extension with Chris,” stated Reynolds. “Under Chris’s guidance, the team has improved year over year and developed into one of the league’s top rosters. We are excited for what’s ahead for our football team.”

Originally hired on Dec. 7, 2015, Chris Jones will enter his fourth season with the Riders.

After going through a 5-13 rebuilding season in 2016, the Riders improved to 10-8 under Jones’ guidance in 2017 and appeared in a division final for the first time since 2013.

Last season, the Green and White finished with the CFL’s second best record at 12-6 and hosted the Western Semi-Final. Jones was named CFL Coach of the Year for his efforts.

Additionally, the club announced that Assistant Vice-President of Football Operations and Administration Jeremy O’Day has signed an extension through 2020. O’Day originally joined the club’s front office in 2011 after playing 12 seasons on the Riders’ offensive line. O’Day will be entering his 21st consecutive season with the Riders.

The Riders have added Paul Jones as Assistant General Manager. Jones spent the last 21 seasons with the Edmonton Eskimos where he was known as one of the CFL’s most respected scouts. Jones signed a two-year contract, keeping him with the club for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Riders’ Director of Football Administration, Mike Davis and Football Operations Coordinator, Jordan Greenly will both return to round out the front office.