Toronto Argonauts name Kevin Eiben, William Fields co-defensive coordinators

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The Toronto Argonauts have named Kevin Eiben and William Fields as co-defensive coordinators for the 2024 season. The position had been vacant ever since the Saskatchewan Roughriders hired Corey Mace as their head coach.

Eiben joined the team’s coaching staff in 2017 following a four-year run at the U Sports level. He spent two seasons as Toronto’s special teams coordinator before moving to linebackers coach in 2019, a role he will keep as part of this promotion.

The 44-year-old native of Delta, B.C. played linebacker with the Argonauts from 2001 to 2011, earning three CFL all-star selections, five East Division all-star selections, and winning three Grey Cups. He also played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2012.

Fields was hired as Toronto’s secondary coach in 2022 and will continue to serve in the role despite this promotion. He previously served as an assistant coach at Simon Fraser University, Peru State College, and with the B.C. Lions, Montreal Alouettes, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Edmonton Elks, and Tampa Bay Vipers.

The 45-year-old native of McKeesport, Pa. played six seasons in the CFL as a defensive back with the Calgary Stampeders and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, winning one Grey Cup.

Myron Lewis has also been hired as the team’s new defensive backs coach in his first job at the professional level.

The native of Orlando, Fla. spent the past six years at B.E.S.T. Academy in Atlanta, which is the alma mater of Qwan’tez Stiggers. He served in various roles including associate head coach, defensive coordinator, and director of operations.

The 36-year-old was a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt University and played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Edmonton Football Team, B.C. Lions, and several indoor teams.

Toronto will open their 2024 regular season on Sunday, June 9 when they host the B.C. Lions at BMO Field.