Calgary Stampeders hire Beau Baldwin as QB coach after Ryan Williams leaves team

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The Calgary Stampeders have hired Beau Baldwin as their new quarterbacks coach after Ryan Williams, who was hired in January, left the team to take a job at Georgia State.

“I’m excited to bring on Beau,” said general manager and head coach Dave Dickenson in a statement. “He’s had great success working with and developing quarterbacks who have had a lot of success in the CFL and I’m glad he has decided to bring his coaching talents north of the border.”

Baldwin spent 13 seasons at Eastern Washington University, including four as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach and nine as head coach. He helped the Eagles go 85-32, capture five Big Sky Conference championships, and win one FCS national title. Among the quarterbacks he worked with were Bo Levi Mitchell, Vernon Adams Jr., and Matt Nichols, all of whom went on to achieve success in the CFL.

The Santa Barbara, Calif. native has also coached at Central Washington, including one season spent with CFL legend Michael Reilly, as well as Cal Poly, Arizona State, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Baldwin played quarterback at Central Washington and set a school single-game record when he threw for 467 yards in 1991. He later played one season in the semi-professional ranks with the Linhahm Griffins in Sweden.

Williams spent the past six years at the University of Georgia, serving as an assistant wide receivers and quality control coach, graduate assistant, and recruiting and player personnel analyst with the Bulldogs, helping them win two National Championships.

The native of Hollywood, Fla. played quarterback at the University of Memphis and signed with the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He was hired to replace Marc Mueller, who became the offensive coordinator of the Saskatchewan Roughriders earlier this off-season.

The Stampeders will open the 2024 regular season on Friday, June 7 when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at McMahon Stadium.