The Calgary Stampeders are set to name Brent Monson as defensive coordinator, per sources.

Monson is the replacement for DeVone Claybrooks who left Calgary to become the head coach of the B.C. Lions. He ran the defence while Claybrooks missed time due to a health scare during the 2018 season.

Monson has been on the Stampeders coaching staff for 10 seasons, serving as strength and conditioning coach, defensive line coach and running backs coach. He’s been linebackers coach for six of those years, including the last four and three seasons under Claybrooks.

Most notably, Monson groomed Alex Singleton from the time Calgary drafted him in the first round in 2016 helping develop him into one of the elite linebackers in the CFL.

General manager John Hufnagel and head coach Dave Dickenson are big on promoting within the organization for continuity purposes.

The McMaster University graduate was born and raised in Hamilton.

Monson has been working hard behind the scenes to earn the opportunity.


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