Marshall gets Riders coaching gig

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:19 AM ET

Long-time CFL assistant coach Greg Marshall has been tabbed as the new coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Marshall, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive coordinator in 2010, has been hired by the Roughriders and will be introduced as the team's coach early next week, according to a number of media reports. The 54-year-old from Beverly, Mass., will replace Ken Miller, who stepped down as coach in early December to move into the front office.

Former Edmonton Eskimos coach Rich Hall was thought to be one of the leading candidates along with Marshall for the job. 'Riders offensive coordinator, Montreal OC Scott Milanovich and Calgary defensive back coach Corey Chamblin were also in the mix.

Marshall, who has been an assistant with Hamilton, Ottawa, Edmonton and Winnipeg but never a head coach, was a finalist for the top job with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last off-season but Paul Lapolice got the gig. He has been Hamilton's defensive coordinator the past two seasons and has been coaching in the CFL sinc 1994, when he got his start as defensive line coach with the Roughriders.

Marshall, a former draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles, played nine seasons with the Ottawa Rough Riders before moving on to coaching.


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