News Stamps to Name Brent Monson Defensive Co-ordinator

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    The Calgary Stampeders are set to name Brent Monson as defensive coordinator, per sources.

    Monson is the replacement for DeVone Claybrooks who left Calgary to become the head coach of the B.C. Lions.

    Monson has been on the Stampeders coaching staff for 10 seasons, serving as strength and conditioning coach, defensive line coach and running backs coach. He’s been linebackers coach for six of those years, including the last four and three seasons under Claybrooks.

    Most notably, Monson groomed Alex Singleton from the time Calgary drafted him in the first round in 2016 helping develop him into one of the elite linebackers in the CFL.

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    So it is 'next man up' yet again.
     
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    The Calgary Stampeders have hired from within to fill their vacant defensive coordinator position.

    Brent Monson, the team’s linebackers coach, fits the bill for the CFL champions.

    The move just hours after former DC DeVone Claybrooks departed the Red & White to take on the new challenge of head coach with the BC Lions.

    “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 coordinator’s role,” said Stampeders head coach Dave Dickenson. “Brent is a hard worker who knows our personnel very well. Just as importantly, the players know him and will play hard for him.”
    “I’m very thankful to Dave Dickenson and to John Hufnagel for the confidence they’ve shown in me by giving me this opportunity,” said Monson. “This organization has become like a family to me, and I’m excited for the chance to continue working with this great defence. I’m looking forward to this new challenge and will work extremely hard to make sure our team continues to be successful.”
    It’s another bid by the Stampeders to provide a seamless transition within their coaching staff, a philosophy that’s proven successful under John Hufnagel.

    Just like with Claybrooks when he was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2015 after four seasons as the team’s defensive line coach, the Stamps are elevating Monson after he spent four years as a position coach.

    Monson became the linebackers coach in 2015 after being five previous seasons as strength and conditioning coach. He also had the added duties of linebackers coach in 2010, defensive line coach in 2011 and running backs coach from 2012-14.

    So the Hamilton product has been with the club for nine years, helping to mould a dominant franchise — primarily its staunch defence — under, first, head coach Hufnagel, and, second, Dickenson.

    Hufnagel did the same with Dickenson, who served as position coach — both as running backs and quarterbacks boss — for two years previous to taking on the offensive coordinator gig and then his current post as head coach.

    It’s certainly a pattern of Hufnagel’s.

    And it’s one that most certainly works for the Stampeders, with all their success of the past decade.

    Plus it’s clear Hufnagel and Dickenson trust Monson to step into the role, despite never before taking the reins as a coordinator.

    The quickness with which the decision was made is proof of that.

    It was only Tuesday that Claybrooks accepted the post with the Lions.

    As for Monson’s resumé, his linebacking crew has been integral in helping the Stampeders allow the fewest points in the CFL the last two seasons.

    Plus Monson has helped establish Alex Singleton as a league force, as Singleton was named the 2017 CFL defensive player of the year and a league all-star in each of the last two campaigns.

    Joining middle linebacker Singleton on a stellar crew has been weak-side ‘backer Jameer Thurman, who has joined Singleton this month in working out for NFL teams, and strong-side man Jamar Wall, which has further proven Monson’s worth as a sharp defensive mind.

    Monson is a graduate of McMaster University.
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