|Born:||August 16, 1974|
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||290 lb (130 kg)|
|CFL Draft||1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18|
|Drafted by||Montreal Alouettes|
|2010–2013||Concordia Stingers (OLC)|
|2014||Toronto Argonauts (OLC)|
|2015–2017||Ottawa Redblacks (OLC)|
|2019||BC Lions (OLC)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||2000–2005, 2008|
|CFL East All-Star||2000–2006, 2008, 2009|
|Awards||Most Outstanding Offensive Lineman (2002)|
Bryan Chiu (born August 16, 1974) is the former offensive line coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and current head coach of Vancouver College. He was a professional Canadian football centre for the Montreal Alouettes from 1997 to 2009. He has also served as the offensive line coach for the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks.
Chiu played football in high school for the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Chiu started his college football career playing ball for the Pacific Tigers and transferred to Washington State when Pacific dropped its football program. He started all 11 games he played with the Washington State Cougars in 1996 and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Sports Management.
Since joining the Montreal Alouettes in 1997 Chiu proved himself to be one of the top centres in the CFL. He was honoured as both a CFL and East Division All-Star from 2000 consecutively through to 2006 and won the Most Outstanding Lineman in 2002. Chiu was the Alouettes' Most Outstanding Linesman in both 2001 and 2002 and helped his team win the 90th Grey Cup. In 2006, he was named to the honour roll of the TSN Top 50 CFL Players. On June 6, 2010 on CFL Training Camp opening, Chiu announced his retirement after 13 seasons with the Montreal Alouettes, through his Twitter account.
On June 22, 2010, he joined the Concordia Stinger coaching staff as the assistant offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
On May 9, 2014, Chiu joined the Toronto Argonauts coaching staff as their offensive line coach.
On December 23, 2014, he was named the offensive line coach of the Ottawa Redblacks.
Chiu joined the BC Lions for the 2019 season under new head coach DeVone Claybrooks. However, Chiu was released from his duties midway through the season as the team fell to 1-9 and had given up a league worst 43 sacks.
On February 8, 2022, Chiu was named the head football coach of his alma mater, the Vancouver College Fighting Irish. Chiu replaced Todd Bernett, one of the winningest coaches in BC High School Football history.
- ^ https://www.cfl.ca/article/report-als-centre-bryan-chiu-retires Archived 2014-07-28 at the Wayback Machine Report: Als centre Bryan Chiu retires
- ^ https://www.cfl.ca/article/ex-alouette-chiu-joins-stingers-football-staff Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine Ex-Alouette Chiu joins Stingers football staff
- ^ "ARGONAUTS NAME BRYAN CHIU OFFENSIVE LINE COACH | Toronto Argonauts". Archived from the original on 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- ^ "Redblacks Hire OL Coach". oursportscentral.com. December 23, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
- ^ "Better Late Than Never | Offensive Line Coach Chiu Comes Home". BC Lions. 2019-02-01. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
- ^ Adams, J. J. (2019-09-01). "Struggling B.C. Lions fire offensive line coach Bryan Chiu". Retrieved 2019-09-05.
- 1974 births
- Living people
- BC Lions coaches
- Canadian football offensive linemen
- Canadian sportspeople of Chinese descent
- Montreal Alouettes players
- Ottawa Redblacks coaches
- Pacific Tigers football players
- Players of Canadian football from British Columbia
- Canadian football people from Montreal
- Canadian football people from Vancouver
- Toronto Argonauts coaches
- Washington State Cougars football players