Richie Hall the first of three straight DCs hired by Eskimos

Richie Hall served as the Eskimos head coach during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. (QMI Agency)

Richie Hall served as the Eskimos head coach during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. (QMI Agency)

GERRY MODDEJONGE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:57 PM ET

He’s a well-decorated, championship-calibre defensive co-ordinator with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but back in Edmonton, Richie Hall is also becoming somewhat of a trend setter.

Little did he know back then, but when Hall became the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos in 2009, he was first in a line of three defensive co-ordinators to take on their first CFL head-coaching gig with the club.

And counting.

Hall was followed by Kavis Reed, who was succeeded this past off-season by current Eskimos head coach Chris Jones.

“Oh, gosh. I never thought about that until you mentioned it,” smiled the ever-amicable Hall, who was Edmonton’s head coach in 2009 before also assuming the role of defensive co-ordinator in 2010.

It ended abruptly with his unceremonious dismissal following a combined 16-20 record.

“I don’t dwell upon it but I think about certain situations because they come up,” said Hall, 53. “What I learned and how I deal with them.


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