Former Most Outstanding Player and 2007 Grey Cup champion, Kerry Joseph has been named the quarterbacks coach for the East team at the 2022 Shrine Bowl.
During the last two NFL seasons, Joseph has been a part of the Seattle Seahawks coaching staff. He started as an offensive assistant and was promoted to his current role of assistant receivers coach.
The McNeese State University graduate started his coaching career at his alma mater as co-offensive coordinator and receivers in coach 2016. In 2018, Joseph switched focus on positions, moving from pass catchers to quarterbacks. He was named interim head coach in November 2018 and spent the 2019 season as the passing game coordinator and running backs coach at Southeastern Louisiana University.
The 48-year-old spent two training camps with NFL coaching staffs, the New Orleans Saints in 2014 and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017. Joseph spent five seasons in the NFL, one with Cincinnati in 1996 and four in Seattle from 1998-2002 as a defensive back. He played in 56 games, starting 14, making 143 tackles, defending 11 passes, notching six tackles for loss and three interceptions while returning kicks and punts.
Prior to the 2003 CFL season, Joseph signed with the Ottawa Renegades. Joseph was the CFL Most Outstanding Player in 2007 when he led the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a Grey Cup championship. He played 12 seasons in the three-down league for Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Toronto and Edmonton, throwing for 28,097 yards, 148 touchdowns against 126 interceptions with a 58.4 completion rate. The dual-threat pivot added 4,584 rushing yards and 63 touchdowns on the ground.