Craig Dickenson

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Craig Dickenson
Saskatchewan Roughriders
Born: (1971-09-04) September 4, 1971 (age 51)
Great Falls, Montana
Career information
Position(s)Head coach
Career history
As coach
1995–1998Montana (STC)
1999Utah State (RBC)
20002001San Diego Chargers (Ass. STC)
2002Calgary Stampeders (RC)
2003Montreal Alouettes (RBC)
2004Calgary Stampeders (RBC)
20052009Calgary Stampeders (STC)
2010Oakland Raiders (Ass. STC)
20112012Saskatchewan Roughriders (STC)
2013Winnipeg Blue Bombers (STC)
20142015Edmonton Eskimos (STC)
20162018Saskatchewan Roughriders (STC)
2019–presentSaskatchewan Roughriders (HC/STC)
Career highlights and awards

Craig Dickenson (born September 4, 1971) is the head coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He has coached professional football since 2000 and won a Grey Cup championship with the Calgary Stampeders in 2008 and with the Edmonton Eskimos in 2015.[1]

College career[edit]

Dickenson played college football as a kicker for the Montana Grizzlies.[2]

Coaching career[edit]

Dickenson first coached in the Canadian Football League when he was hired by Wally Buono to be the receivers coach and offensive assistant for the Calgary Stampeders on March 25, 2002.[3]

Following the 2018 CFL season, Dickenson interviewed for the Roughriders' vacant head coaching position following the departure of Chris Jones, and was subsequently promoted on January 25, 2019.[4] The Riders finished 2019 with an improved record of 13-5, winning the West Division for the first time in a decade.[5] After a disappointing season in 2022 there was much speculation about the future of the Riders' coaching staff, however, on November 1, 2022, it was announced that Dickenson would return as head coach.[6] Offensive coordinator Jason Maas and three other offensive coaches did not have their contracts renewed.[7]

CFL coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Result
SSK 2019 13 5 0 .722 1st in West Division 0 1 Lost in West Final
SSK 2020 Season Cancelled
SSK 2021 9 5 0 .643 2nd in West Division 1 1 Lost in West Final
SSK 2022 6 12 0 .333 4th in West Division - - Missed Playoffs
Total 28 22 0 .560 1 Division
1 2

Personal life[edit]

Dickenson is the older brother of Dave Dickenson, the head coach for the Calgary Stampeders.


  1. ^ " | Official Site of the Saskatchewan Roughriders - COACHING STAFF". Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved August 15, 2011. Saskatchewan Roughriders profile page
  2. ^ TSN ca Staff (2019-01-25). "Roughriders name Dickenson head coach -". TSN. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  3. ^ "Dickenson becomes a Stampeder". Canadian Football League. March 25, 2002. Archived from the original on December 19, 2002.
  4. ^ "Riders promote Craig Dickenson to head coach". 2019-01-25. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  5. ^ "Roughriders beat Eskimos, win West Division for first time since 2009 -".
  6. ^ Press, The Canadian (2022-11-01). "Dickenson to return as Riders head coach despite disastrous 2022 season -". TSN. Retrieved 2022-11-02.
  7. ^ Dunk, Justin (2022-11-01). "Saskatchewan Roughriders fire offensive coordinator Jason Maas". 3DownNation. Retrieved 2022-11-02.

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