Riders’ Jason Maas fills out his offensive coaching staff

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Saskatchewan Roughriders offensive coordinator Jason Maas has filled out his offensive coaching staff.

Maas will coach the quarterbacks while he’s added Tim Prinsen for running backs, retained Travis Moore as receivers coach, Stephen Sorrells as offensive line coach and Josh Lambert as an offensive assistant.

Prinsen comes to the Riders as the former running backs coach for the Edmonton Eskimos, helping coach running back C.J. Gable to a 1,000-yard season in 2019. He spent three years with the Esks after three seasons at the University of Alberta Golden Bears as their offensive line coach. As a player, Prinsen is a former Eskimo and Hamilton Tiger-Cat and two-time Grey Cup Champion.

The 2020 season will be Moore’s third with the Riders. During the 2019 campaign, he worked with a strong group of receivers including Kyran Moore, Naaman Roosevelt and CFL all-star Shaq Evans who recorded 1,334 yards on 72 catches with five touchdowns.

A multiple Grey Cup Champion, Moore won rings as a player in Calgary in 1998 and 2001 and as a coach with B.C. in 2011 and Ottawa in 2016. Moore has coached in the CFL since 2009, having worked with the Ticats (2009), Lions (2010-12), Eskimos (2013) and Redblacks (2014-2017). 

Sorrells is going into his fourth season as the offensive line coach. Building off a strong 2018 season, in 2019 his offensive line allowed just 37 sacks. While opening holes for the run game, which averaged 112.8 yards per game for a total of 2,030 yards and a league-high 26 rushing touchdowns.

Sorrells has 14 years of coaching experience with stops at Southern Methodist University, Pearl River Community College, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Kenyon College, Occidental College and Faulkner University. 

Fresh off two years as the offensive coordinator at Acadia University, Lambert is rejoining the Riders with more than 15 years of USports coaching experience under his belt.

Lambert previously worked for the club in the video, research and development department from 2015 to 2018. In addition to more than a decade at Acadia, Lambert also coached three seasons at St. Francis Xavier University.