Just days before Christmas, Paul LaPolice and Marcel Desjardins both agreed to bring in a new receivers coach to the capital. After Paul LaPolice mentioned that he would revamp the coaching staff, many people hadn’t believed him, and then he took action.
Just one week into the job, he brought in Bob Dyce and Bob Wylie, and then the next week he signed Mike Benevides to be the defensive coordinator. Now, on December 20th, LaPolice is 11 days into his job here in Ottawa and has announced a new receivers coach in Alex Suber.
Suber played both wide receiver and defensive back in the CFL and has developed a good looking coaching background since his departure from his playing career in 2014.
Alex Suber started his playing career at Middle Tennessee Sate University where he played both running back and defensive back. In his four year University career, Suber totaled for over 160 tackles, 5 interceptions and 4 quarterback sacks while rushing the ball 16 times and catching it 4 times for an 84 yard total.
Suber’s superb University career granted him the opportunity to play at the next level with both the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Toronto Argonauts where he was lucky enough to play for the Redblacks new Head Coach Paul LaPolice for a few seasons. In the CFL, Suber played a big role in the Winnipeg secondary, racking up over 60 tackles in two seasons while getting over 50 in the other two. Along with the tackling he had at Winnipeg, he got 4 career interceptions where he took one for a 66 yard pick six along with 6 fumble recoveries.
As a successful defensive back in the league, Suber will know what to coach the Ottawa receivers when it comes to tricking the defensive backs, but he also has some coaching experience behind him also.
Since leaving the CFL as a player, Suber has been a guest coach at the 2017 Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp, he was a defensive coordinator at Lyon College and most recently, he served as the receivers coach at Murray State.
Alex Suber, the Ottawa Redblacks newest receivers coach will reunite with his former coach Paul LaPolice as a part of the coaching staff, and LaPolice mentioned, “Alex brings a range of experience as a coach over the past five years, the last two spent working with receivers at a high level. His experience as a starting defensive back in the CFL will also be an invaluable asset to our receivers. This is a good, young coach who will relate to our players.” when asked about the transaction via Redblacks media.