Redblacks extend Grey Cup-winning GM and HC duo

The Ottawa Redblacks announced Wednesday that general manager Marcel Desjardins and head coach Rick Campbell have each agreed to contract extensions that will keep them in their roles through the 2020 season.

“The results speak for themselves,” said Jeff Hunt, president of OSEG Sports. “Marcel and Rick have taken the team to the Grey Cup championship game in each of the last two seasons. They’ve shown exemplary skills assembling and leading our football operations department and making the Redblacks a model franchise in the CFL. Having stability in both of these roles is a tremendous asset to have – we’re proud of their work and delighted that they’ll both be with us for at least the next four seasons.”

Desjardins and Campbell joined the Redblacks prior to their expansion season in 2014 and built the team from the ground up.

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3 Comments on Redblacks extend Grey Cup-winning GM and HC duo

  1. horsieland // June 21, 2017 at 2:31 pm //

    Good news for the RedBlacks. This type of loyalty and consistency with personnel is what makes for a great organization. Clearly key people in this organization realize this. This team will not suffer from the revolving door syndrome

    • CC Rider // June 22, 2017 at 11:55 am //

      They are the exact opposite of what those of us who tried to support the previous teams were saddled with; not only a new coach and front office every few months, but often new owners as well.

      There were times I never thought I’d see the day. They make having had to deal with the NIMBYs and naysayers years ago worthwhile.

  2. solara2000 // June 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm //

    Agree with the comments on loyalty and stability. Coaching at the professional level in particular, is a fickle reality. “What have you done for me today?” is the mantra. Regardless of bumps and hiccups along the way, the cream does does rise to the top. The Redblacks ownership are doing things the right way – kudos to them.

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