Redblacks add another coach to the 2020 staff, names Greg Knox as the new defensive backs coach

After getting themselves the majority of their coaching staff set for the 2020 CFL season, the Ottawa Redblacks led by Marcel Desjardins recently gave Greg Knox a spot in the coaching room.

Knox will serve as the team’s defensive backs coach where he’ll also be the first defensive back coach since Ike Charlton left in 2017.

Ahead of this opportunity, Knox has been spending a majority of his coaching career at the University level. Since leaving the CFL after an 8 year playing career, he took on a job for the McMaster Marauders where he took charge of the defense. In the time at McMaster, Knox led the defensive group to 3 Vanier Cups alongside the 2011 National Championship.

Following his successful seasons with the Marauders, Knox was granted the opportunity to coach with Paul LaPolice as the Winnipeg Bluebombers defensive backs coach in 2015.

LaPolice was asked today on how he felt about the bringing in of Knox and he answered, “We are very excited to have Greg Knox as our defensive backs coach, Greg played eight years in the CFL and was a CFL All-Star as a defensive back. CFL experience is important at that position and he will bring a wealth of knowledge to our players. He has coached in the CFL and has been a successful defensive coordinator and head coach at the U SPORTS level. He will be a great addition to our staff.”

On Friday, June 10th the Redblacks will get to see what Knox can do with the defense as they take on the Toronto Argonauts for the home opener at TD Place.

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