Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Stampeders Promote Linebackers Coach Monson to Defensive Co-Ordinator

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Calgary Stampeders Promote Linebackers Coach Monson to Defensive Co-Ordinator

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Monson named Stamps' defensive co-ordinator

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CALGARY - The Calgary Stampeders promoted Brent Monson to defensive co-ordinator on Friday.

He takes over from DeVone Claybrooks, who was announced as the new head coach of the B.C. Lions on Tuesday.

Monson has spent five of his nine seasons with the team as a linebackers coach, helping Calgary win the Grey Cup last month and in 2014.

"Brent has been a valuable member of our coaching staff for a long time and I'm very confident that he will do an excellent job in the defensive co-ordinator's role," head coach Dave Dickenson said in a release. "Brent is a hard worker who knows our personnel very well. Just as importantly, the players know him and will play hard for him."

Monson, a 33-year-old Hamilton native, joined the Stampeders in 2009 as a member of the team's video department. …

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