Calgary Stampeders add Craig Dickenson to football club as senior consultant

Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Craig Dickenson watches the action during first half CFL football against Hamilton Tiger-Cats in Regina, on Saturday, June 11, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Heywood Yu

Dave and Craig Dickenson are together again with the Calgary Stampeders.

The Stampeders appointed Craig Dickenson as a senior consultant Tuesday. His younger brother Dave Dickenson is Calgary’s head coach and GM.

This marks the elder Dickenson’s third stint with Calgary.

He served as a receivers coach in 2002, then joined the Montreal Alouettes as a running backs coach before returning to the Stampeders as running backs coach in 2004.

He served as the Stampeders special-teams co-ordinator from 2005-09.

Craig Dickenson rejoins the Stampeders after serving as the Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach (2019, 2021-23).

“This is an outstanding organization and football staff and I look forward to helping them succeed,” he said.

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Dave Dickenson was a quarterback with Calgary’s Grey Cup-winning 2008 squad before retiring and joining its coaching staff in ’09 as running backs coach.

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“Craig is well connected in both the CFL as well as U.S. football and he will make our staff better,” said Dave Dickenson. “He’ll be a valuable resource in many areas including advance scouting and player personnel.

“We’re glad to have Craig back with the Red and White.”

Craig Dickenson also served as a special-teams co-ordinator with Winnipeg (2013), Edmonton (2014-15) and Saskatchewan (2016-18). He earned Grey Cup rings with Calgary (’08) and the Elks (2015).

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