Steady steed: Stampeders confirm largely unchanged football operations staff for 2024

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The Calgary Stampeders have confirmed their football operations staff for the 2024 season, issuing no surprises in the lead-up to training camp.

Head coach Dave Dickenson will continue to serve as the team’s general manager for a second season, assisted by director of player personnel Brendan Mahoney. Cole Hufnagel will continue to serve as director of U.S. scouting, with Nick Bojda as director of football operations and Molly Campbell as director of football administration.

A former receiver for the now-defunct Simon Fraser University team, Mahoney is entering his 18th year in the team’s front office. Hufnagel, the son of the team’s former head coach and general manager, is in his ninth season with the team, while Campbell, the daughter of the legendary Hugh Campbell, is in her 12th. Bojda is the least experienced of the bunch, entering year six.

The only major change to the club’s football operations department is the addition of consultant Craig Dickenson, as first reported by 3DownNation in February. Fresh off his tumultuous stint as head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, the older brother of Calgary’s coach and GM is expected to provide assistance scouting south of the border and be a sounding board for his sibling.

Rounding out the largely unchanged department are head athletic therapist Stephen Wady and his top assistant Hailee Coll, equipment manager George Hopkins and his assistant Gord Tailleffer, and director of video operations Ross Folan and his assistant Bruce McCabe. Only a second video assistant, Nick Friedrichson, is new to the organization.

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