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Richie Hall Named Blue Bombers’ Defensive Coordinator

January 20, 2015 9:52 AM | Sports

Richie Hall

Blue Bombers’ new defensive coordinator Richie Hall (RIDERVILLE.COM)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have named Richie Hall as the club’s new defensive coordinator.

The longtime CFL coach comes to Winnipeg after holding the same position with the Saskatchewan Roughriders for the last four seasons.

“Richie Hall has been around our game for almost three decades,” said head coach Mike O’Shea. “He knows the league, he understands opposition offences, and how to adjust when needed. He’s highly respected, and brings another winning element to our organization. Acquiring him to lead our defence is major coup for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.”

Richie is a three-time Grey Cup champion and has more than 20 years of CFL coaching experience, including 12 as a defensive coordinator, and two as a head coach.

“This is an amazing opportunity for me as a coach and as a person,” Hall said in a release. “For years, I have been in this league and watched from afar the passion the city and province have for the Blue Bombers. They really deserve to have a winning football team and all of us on the defensive side of the ball will do everything we can to make that happen.”

— Staff