Saskatchewan Roughriders sign GM Jeremy O’Day to contract extension

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders have agreed to a three-year contract extension with vice president of football operations and general manager Jeremy O’Day, keeping him with the team through 2026.

“Jeremy has an excellent track record of identifying and bringing in quality talent to the Saskatchewan Roughriders with many players having gone on to have successful seasons including two 1,000-yard receivers in 2023,” said team president and CEO Craig Reynolds in a statement. “I am confident in his ability to find the next great head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and to put together a team Rider Nation can be proud of.”

The Riders also confirmed that Craig Dickenson won’t be back as the club’s head coach. The team finished the regular season this past weekend with a 6-12 record, missing the playoffs for a second consecutive year.

“I want to thank Coach Dickenson for everything he has given to the Saskatchewan Roughriders over his ten years in green and white. From his time as special teams coordinator to his five seasons as a head coach, he gave all he had to the team and did it with kindness and respect,” said O’Day. “We appreciate his hard work and dedication and wish him all the best moving forward.”

O’Day has spent 25 years with the Riders after first joining the team as a player in 1999. He became the team’s assistant general manager in 2011 and was promoted to the general manager position on an interim basis in 2015 following the dismissal of Brendan Taman. He served as the team’s assistant vice-president from 2016 to 2018 before being named general manager in 2019.

Saskatchewan has gone 34-34 in the regular season since O’Day was named their general manager on a full-time basis with one playoff victory. He has won three Grey Cups, including two as a player and one as the Riders’ assistant general manager in 2013.

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