Riders finalize coaching staff with hiring of DB coach Marcus Klund

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have finalized their 2022 coaching staff with the hiring of Marcus Klund to coach the defensive backs. 

Klund comes with 15 years of coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate level. He spent the last nine years at Southwest Baptist University where he served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator and worked with the defensive line, linebackers and defensive backs.

Among his many accomplishments over that time, he coached 47 defensive All-Conference selections and four All-Americans and in 2019 and 2021 he had the number one pass defense in Great Lakes Valley Conference. Prior to SBU, he coached at Lindenwood University-Belleville (2011-13), his alma matter, Lindenwood University (2009-11), and Parkway West High School (2007-08).  

The Roughriders announced the other members of Head Coach Craig Dickenson’s coaching staff in January 

Coaching Staff 

Head Coach  Craig Dickenson 
Offensive Coordinator  Jason Maas 
Defensive Coordinator  Jason Shivers 
Special Teams Coordinator  Kent Maugeri 
Offensive Line and Run Game Coordinator  Stephen Sorrells 
Linebackers  Deion Melvin 
Receivers  Travis Moore 
Defensive Line  Ben Olson 
Running Backs  Kelly Jeffrey 
Defensive Backs  Marcus Klund