Roughriders make changes to coaching staff | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League Staff

REGINA -- The Saskatchewan Roughriders announced today that coaches Alex Smith, Mike Walker and Kris Sweet have not been retained by the Club.

Smith spent 16 seasons with the Riders, originally joining the team on a full time basis in 1997. The Regina resident also spent time with the Riders as a guest coach in 1995 and 1996 during training camp.  Last season, Smith coached the linebackers and worked in an advisory capacity to Head Coach Corey Chamblin.  

Walker worked two seasons with the Riders, coaching the Defensive Line. The Indiana native has also worked in Edmonton and Toronto after entering the CFL coaching ranks in 2008.

Sweet spent one season with the Riders as Offensive Line Coach. The veteran coach spent the previous five seasons with the Calgary Stampeders. 


Fan Comments
as i am a season ticket holder in regina a played for smith back in the 9o's as a regina ram before they went to the cis i feel that smith old school coach ways just dont work with the young new linbackers we have in riderville .also the past 2 years if u watch them close u see that guys like williams are always late or out of place just getting pushed around if it wasent for old joe the LB's would of been a real sore spot on the defence. i could go on and on about smith but the fact was it was just time to move on. and ya als rule i find that sad 2 as ive seen grey cup rings on ebay
December 13, 2012 - 5:45pm
It seems strange that someone who coached for 16 seasons in the CFL where wholesale changes are common would suddenly get a pink slip. Is this just a case of "some heads have to roll" no matter what? Just asking.
December 05, 2012 - 7:32pm
als rule
on ebay for $1000.00+ terry vaughn former WR is selling his HOF ring to the higgest bidder!! SAD!!
December 05, 2012 - 4:36pm
als rule
BIG NEWS IN MONTREAL ALOUETTES CAMP!! ASSISTANT/POSITION COACHES MUTINY AGAINST MARC"ON THIN ICE"TRESTMAN!! latest to leave is DL coach mike sinclair who resigned with a year still left on his contract!! reinebold fired, brady to T.O. and now sinclair!! who some have going to saskatchewan replacing their former DL coach walker(?)!!
December 05, 2012 - 4:26pm
als rule
3 more for the unemployment line!!
December 05, 2012 - 3:48pm