February 8, 2019 2:48 pm

Riders hire Jason Shivers as team’s new defensive co-ordinator

WATCH ABOVE: The Saskatchewan Roughriders named their former special team's co-ordinator Craig Dickenson as the new head coach – replacing Chris Jones.

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The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced Friday (Feb. 8) Jason Shivers as the team’s defensive co-ordinator.

“I am happy to introduce Jason Shivers as our team’s defensive co-ordinator,” stated Craig Dickenson.

“I have had the opportunity to work alongside Jason for several years now. He is a very intelligent coach and communicator. He earns the players respect and they feed off his energy and work ethic.”

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Shivers is in his fourth season with the team. He was the team’s defensive backs coach for the previous three seasons.

“I want to thank coach Dickenson for his support and for giving me this opportunity,” Shivers stated.

“I look forward to continuing to work with this coaching staff and the talented group of players. Saskatchewan is a great place to be a coach and I can’t wait to get back to work.”

Shivers won the Grey Cup with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2015.

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