Longtime CFL coach Rich Stubler hired by Montana State University-Northern as defensive coordinator

Longtime CFL coach Rich Stubler has been hired by Montana State University-Northern.

Stubler will be the program’s defensive coordinator. He has spent the past 25 years in the CFL as either a coordinator or head coach with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts, Calgary Stampeders, and the B.C. Lions. Prior to the CFL, Stubler had assistant coaching and defensive coordinating stops at Colorado, Colorado State, SMU, New Mexico State and the University of Oregon.

The 70-year-old Stubler first came to the CFL in 1983 as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive coordinator. He has held the same position with the Toronto Argonauts, Edmonton Eskimos, B.C. Lions and Calgary Stampeders.

Stubler served as head coach in Toronto going 4-6 during the 2008 season before he was let go. He’s spent over three decades in the CFL, primarily as a defensive coordinator, winning five Grey Cup championships.

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