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Profile: Chris Jones

 

 Chris Jones
 Head Coach

Chris Jones was named the 20th head coach of the Edmonton Eskimo Football Club on Nov. 27, 2013.On May 30, 2015, he received a contract extension, keeping him with Edmonton through 2016.

In his first year at the helm, the Green and Gold began the season with a 7-1 start, finishing with a 12-6 regular-season record. Dominant on home turf, the Eskimos’ 7-2 record in Commonwealth Stadium was the best since 2008.

The year that set a club record for single-season turnaround included an 18-10 West Semi-Final victory at home against the Saskatchewan Roughriders and an appearance in the West Final against the eventual Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders.

Jones also serves as defensive coordinator. Under his guidance, the team led the league in key defensive categories, including fewest first downs allowed, fewest net passing yards per game, interceptions, lowest points against and fewest points allowed.

Jones was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Canadian Football League Coach of the Year Award.

Prior to Edmonton, Jones served two seasons as the defensive coordinator, assistant head coach and assistant general manager of the Toronto Argonauts.

He has been to post season in each of his 13 years in the league, including eight division finals and six Grey Cup appearances with Montreal, Calgary and Toronto, winning in 2002, 2008 and 2012.


He began his college coaching career as a graduate assistant at Tennessee Tech University in 1995 and spent seven years in the NCAA before entering the CFL.


Coaching History

2014-present Head Coach, Edmonton Eskimos
2012-13 Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach/Assistant General Manager, Toronto Argonauts
2010-11 Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Director of Player Personnel, Calgary Stampeders
2008-10 Defensive Coordinator, Calgary Stampeders
2003-2007 Defensive Coordinator, Montreal Alouettes
2002 Defensive Line Coach, Montreal Alouettes
1999-2001 Defensive Line and Recruiting Coordinator, Tennessee Tech (NCAA)
1998 Defensive Line Coach, University of Tennessee at Martin (NCAA)
1997 Graduate Assistant, Linebackers Coach, University of Alabama (NCAA)
1995-96 Graduate Assistant, Tennessee Tech (NCAA)
1992-1994 Defensive Line Coach, North Jackson High School (Stevenson, Alabama)
Last Game
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