Head coach Dave Dickenson shares Stampeders’ 2021 coaching staff

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Calgary Stampeders’ head coach Dave Dickenson has selected his coaching staff for the 2021 Canadian Football League season.

All members of the staff are holdovers and the group has a combined experience of more than 70 years with the Stamps.

“Continuity has been a key element in our success over the years and I’m very happy to have all these familiar faces as part of our coaching staff. A few of the coaches have some different roles and I’m confident they will thrive with these added responsibilities,” Dickenson said.

“Like so many people in this country, we miss being on the field this year but we’re looking forward to returning to action in 2021. With this group of coaches, I know we’ll be prepared when circumstances allow us to start playing again.”

The Stamps’ coaching staff includes Mark Kilam, who holds the dual roles of special teams coordinator and assistant head coach, Pat DelMonaco, who prior to what would have been the 2020 season added offensive-coordinator duties to his previous role of offensive line coach, and defensive coordinator Brent Monson.

Marc Mueller will coach the quarterbacks and running backs, Dwayne Cameron is defensive backs coach and CFL draft coordinator, Corey Mace is defensive line coach and Marquay McDaniel is receivers coach. Running backs coach George Cortez and defensive backs coach Joshua Bell will not be returning.

“With the CFL-imposed reduction to the football operations cap, some tough decisions had to be made and it’s unfortunate we weren’t able to bring back everyone,” said Dickenson.

“We’re sorry to see Josh and George go and I can’t thank them enough for everything they’ve done for this team.”

In another move, Taylor Altilio moves from special teams assistant to strength and conditioning coordinator. He takes over the latter role from Keenan MacDougall, who is leaving the Stampeders for an educational opportunity and is he is studying for his doctorate.

The returning members of the football operations department include general manager John Hufnagel, director of player personnel Brendan Mahoney, director of U.S. scouting Cole Hufnagel, regional scouting consultant Russ Lande, director of football operations Nick Bojda and director of football administration Molly Campbell.