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GENERAL MANAGER, HEAD COACH, & DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

NEED TO KNOW:

  • .722 winning percentage with Edmonton entering 2022 makes him one of only four head coaches in franchise history with regular season winning percentages above .700
    • Hugh Campbell (.755 | 1977-82), Pop Ivy (.781 | 1954-57), and Darrell Royal (.750 | 1953).
  • First coach in Edmonton franchise history to have two separate tenures and the first to hold roles of GM and head coach simultaneously.
  • 2018 CFL Coach of the Year in Saskatchewan.
  • Grey Cup champion in 2002, 2008, 2012, 2015.
  • First taste of the CFL came in 1999 as a training camp guest coach under Don Matthews in Edmonton.
  • Graduate assistant coach at Tennessee Tech (1995-96) and Alabama (1997)
  • Began his coaching career in 1993 as an assistant coach at North Jackson High School in Jackson County, Alabama.
  • Native of South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

MANAGEMENT/COACHING HISTORY

  • 2021: Toronto Argonauts (CFL) | Defensive consultant
  • 2021: South Pittsburg High School | Head coach
  • 2019-20: Cleveland Browns (NFL) | Senior defensive assistant
  • 2016-18: Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL) | Vice president of football operations, general manager, head coach, defensive coordinator
  • 2014-15: Edmonton Elks (CFL) | Head coach, defensive coordinator
  • 2012-13: Toronto Argonauts (CFL) | Def. coord. / asst. head coach / asst. general manager
  • 2008-11: Calgary Stampeders (CFL) | Def. coord. / asst. head coach / asst. director of player personnel
  • 2002-07: Montreal Alouettes (CFL) | Def. coord. / defensive line coach

CHRIS JONES’ CFL HEAD COACHING RECORD

53-37 (.589) reg. season | 4-3 (.571) playoffs | 57-40 (.588) total

  • 2018 | Saskatchewan Roughriders
    • 12-6 regular season (2nd West)
      • Western Semifinal: 23-18 L vs. Winnipeg
  • 2017 | Saskatchewan Roughriders
    • 10-8 regular season (4th West)
      • Eastern Semifinal: 31-20 W @ Ottawa
      • Eastern Final: 25-21 L @ Toronto
  • 2016 | Saskatchewan Roughriders
    • 5-13 regular season (5th West)
      • DNQ for playoffs
  • 2015 | Edmonton Elks
    • 14-4 regular season (1st West)
      • Western Final: 45-31 W vs. Calgary
      • 103rd Grey Cup: 26-20 W vs. Ottawa
  • 2014 | Edmonton Elks
    • 12-6 regular season (2nd West)
      • Western Semifinal: 18-10 W vs. Saskatchewan
      • Western Final: 43-18 L @ Calgary