Corey Chamblin named Roughriders head coach

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December 15, 2011 - 1:16pm Updated: December 15, 2011 - 7:07pm
Saskatchewan Roughriders introduce Corey Chamblin as their new head coach. Jamie Nye/News Talk Radio
Saskatchewan Roughriders introduce Corey Chamblin as their new head coach. Jamie Nye/News Talk Radio

The Saskatchewan Roughriders have made Corey Chamblin their next head coach.

“The least successful he’s been is getting to a championship final,” said General Manager Brendan Taman.

“He’s associated with winning and that’s what I like.”

Chamblin has most recently served as the defensive coordinator of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

The 34-year old has been an assistant in the CFL since 2007 when he was named the defensive backs coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Chamblin was named to the Calgary Stampeders staff as the defensive backs coach in 2008 and was there until his move to Hamilton.

He’s excited to become the leader of a team and excited it’s in Saskatchewan.

“It’s a new day. It’s an exciting day and … I definitely want to be here,” Chamblin said emphatically.

“I want to be here for a while. I want to win. I want to win big.”

Chamblin was chosen from a list of candidates that included Roughriders defensive coordinator Richie Hall, special teams coordinator Craig Dickenson, Calgary offensive coordinator Dave Dickenson, Winnipeg defensive coordinator Tim Burke and Toronto special teams coordinator Mike O’Shea.

Taman says Chamblin will now take on the task of hiring his coaching staff and says the slate is clean as no current assistant is guaranteed a job for next season.

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