Here a 3 People who should be Interview for DC Job
1 Danny Kepley Edmonton Linebackers Coach
Danny Kepley is in his sixth year with the Eskimos, third as the club’s Linebacker Coach. He first joined the Eskimo coaching staff as a defensive assistant in 2002.
During his storied ten-year playing career (1975-1984), Danny played with an intensity and dedication that defined the linebacker position in the CFL. A native of Albemarle, N.C., Danny went on to star at East Carolina University. He also played an integral part in Edmonton's "Five in a Row" Grey Cup winning teams of the late 1970's and early '80's. A five-time Western and CFL All-Star and a three-time winner of the Schenley Award as the CFL's Outstanding Defensive Player (1977, '80, '81), Danny is a member of both the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Eskimo Wall of Honour at Commonwealth Stadium.
Following retirement, Danny spent one season (1985) as an assistant coach with the Eskimos. He also worked as a very successful and respected football analyst on CFRN radio and with both CBC TV and ESPN.
2 Dave Easley Special Team Hamilton.
Dave Easley, the Tiger-Cats new special teams coordinator, brings over two decades of coaching experience to the Black and Gold.
This season will mark Easley’s 15th campaign as a coach in the Canadian Football League. Easley began his CFL coaching career with the Toronto Argonauts as linebackers coach in 1991, helping the Argos earn a Grey Cup championship. He would move on to the B.C. Lions in 1993 as defensive line coach, a position he remained in until 1997 when he was promoted to become the Lions’ defensive coordinator. He guided the Lions’ defensive backs and special teams in 1998 and 1999, then joined the Montreal Alouettes as special teams coordinator in 2000-2001.
Easley’s coaching career would make another stop in Ottawa in 2002 when he was named defensive coordinator of the Ottawa Renegades. He spent another two seasons in Ottawa as the team’s special team’s coordinator before joining the Winnipeg Blue Bombers as their defensive backs coach in 2005.
Easley spent 2006 with the University of Manitoba, serving as the Bisons’ advisory to defensive backs coach and special teams coach. Before beginning his professional coaching career, Easley honed his skills with the UBC Thunderbirds, the Renfew Trojans and Kelowna High School.
Easley is the only coach in Canadian football history to capture national championships at the junior, university and professional levels.
Easley also enjoyed a successful CFL playing career. He made his playing debut in 1969 with his hometown B.C. Lions, earning the CFL’s Top Rookie honour after returning 50 punts for 359 yards and making four interceptions. He remained with the Lions until 1973 when he joined the Ticats. Easley would remain a Ticat until the middle of the 1976 season when he joined the Edmonton Eskimos.
3 Mike Roach BC Lions Defensive Line Coach
ike Roach returns for his third season coaching the Lions’ defensive line. Led by CFL All-Stars Brent Johnson, Tyrone Williams and Aaron Hunt, Mike’s D-line was a key ingredient in the team’s championship season in 2006.
As unit, the defensive line rang-up 39 of the club’s league-leading 59 quarterback sacks.
Roach joined the Lions from the Calgary Stampeders, where he served as secondary coach (1998-2001). His work was an integral part of the Stamp’s two Grey Cup victories 1998 and 2001.
Mike’s CFL coaching career began 24 years ago in Calgary where he spent four seasons (1982-’85). He moved to Edmonton after the 1985 season and spent the next three seasons with the Eskimos (’85-’87) which included a Grey Cup championship in 1987.
From 1989 to 1991, Mike served as linebackers coach for the Ottawa Rough Riders. He then joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1994 as an assistant coach and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 1996.
Prior to joining Calgary in 1998, Mike took a short hiatus from the CFL to coach linebackers at the University of Texas, El Paso in 1997.
Roach, who hails from Rapid City, South Dakota, and his wife Kaye share five children, Pat, Tim, Greg, Laura and Moi. Mike and Kaye make their off season home in Calgary.