Redblacks add four to scouting staff, including former CFL coach/quarterback Rick Worman

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The Ottawa Redblacks have added four members to the team’s scouting department, including former CFL coach and quarterback Rick Worman.

Worman, Nadia Doucoure, and Ron Selesky have been hired as scouting consultants, while Todd Worley will become the team’s new US Regional Scout.

“We’re happy to have Todd, Nadia, Rick and Ron as part of the Redblacks family,” general manager Shawn Burke said in a statement. “Their addition to our group of full-time personnel allows us to refine and continue building a robust scouting plan stretching across North America.”

The most familiar name to CFL fans, Worman spent six seasons as a quarterback with Calgary, Edmonton and Saskatchewan, before joining Winnipeg as their offensive coordinator in 2001. He has coached with Edmonton, Hamilton and Montreal in between stints at the arena football level and intermittently served as a scout for each franchise, as well as with the Redblacks during the lead-up to their inaugural season.

Doucoure re-joins the Redblacks after helping the team in training camp. The native of France became the first female coach in U Sports history when she was hired by the Carleton Ravens as an offensive assistant in 2021 and has previously served as a coach for the La Courneuve Flash, as well as technical advisor for France’s National Federation of American Football.

A former NFL player with the Vikings, Chargers, Dolphins and Lions, Selesky has more than two decades of experience in coaching and player personnel at the arena football level. He previously served as US scout for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2015, before becoming director of football operations for the AAF’s Birmingham Iron and football operations manager for the XFL’s Tampa Bay Vipers.

Worley last worked as the manager of scouting and analytics for the XFL’s Seattle Dragons. He spent three seasons as a midwest regional scout for Saskatchewan from 2016 to 2019 and has also worked for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and 247 Sports as a recruiting analyst.