February 8, 2019

Dickenson, Riders name Shivers defensive coordinator


REGINA — Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Craig Dickenson announced Friday the team has named Jason Shivers defensive coordinator.

Shivers fills the vacant position following the departure of former head coach Chris Jones to the NFL’s Cleveland Browns.

“I am happy to introduce Jason Shivers as our team’s defensive coordinator,” stated Craig Dickenson. “I have had the opportunity to work alongside Jason for several years now. He is a very intelligent coach and communicator. He earns the players respect and they feed off his energy and work ethic.”

Jason Shivers is in his fourth season with the Roughriders’ and his first as defensive coordinator. Shivers worked with the team’s defensive backs for three seasons after joining the club in 2016.

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“I want to thank Coach Dickenson for his support and for giving me this opportunity,” stated Shivers. “I look forward to continuing to work with this coaching staff and the talented group of players. Saskatchewan is a great place to be a coach and I can’t wait to get back to work.”

Shivers, who hails from Phoenix, Ariz., is in his sixth season as a CFL coach. He initially entered the full-time coaching ranks with the Toronto Argonauts in 2013 before spending two seasons on Chris Jones’ staff with the Edmonton Eskimos.

Shivers won a Grey Cup as a coach with Edmonton in 2015.