The Argos announced today that Head Coach Ryan Dinwiddie has signed a multi-year extension with the football club. The Grey Cup-winning coach is currently leading an undefeated Toronto team and has compiled a 23-12 record in his first 35 games at the helm of the Boatmen, winning two East division titles in the process. 25-13, including the postseason.
One of the CFL’s brightest minds and best leaders, Ryan Dinwiddie, has put together one of the best resumes any first-time head coach has ever compiled in Canada.
The length of Ryan Dinwiddie’s extension has not been revealed as of press time. The 3-0 Argonauts return after a bye week to square off with the Alouettes this coming Friday night in Montreal.
ARGOS HEAD COACH RYAN DINWIDDIE INKS MULTI-YEAR EXTENSION
TORONTO – The Toronto Argonauts announced today that Head Coach Ryan Dinwiddie has signed a multi-year extension to continue leading the Boatmen.
Dinwiddie, in the midst of his third season as head coach, has had tremendous success as a first-time leader of a CFL team. The California native guided the Argos to a 9-5 record and an East Division crown in his first season at the helm while being named a finalist for CFL Coach of the Year. He bested his 2021 campaign by once again being named East Coach of the Year, winning the East Division with an 11-7 record, beating Montreal in the Division Final before leading the Argos to their 18th Grey Cup championship with a victory over Winnipeg in November of 2022. This season sees Toronto at 3-0 for the first time since 1991, while the offense is averaging 40 points per game under his offensive guidance.
“I am beyond thrilled to sign an extension to stay in Toronto and to continue building a winning culture here in the city,” said Dinwiddie. “My family loves it here; the organization and fans have been so accommodating and supporting of us. We are building something special here, and I want to thank the Argonauts organization for giving me this opportunity.”
The former quarterback was hired by Toronto in December of 2019 and had to wait 20 months to coach his first game as head coach, a 23-20 win over his former team, the Calgary Stampeders. Dinwiddie coached quarterbacks in Calgary from 2015-2020, helping the Stampeders reach the Grey Cup three consecutive times, winning in 2018. Prior to his time in Calgary, Dinwiddie served in various roles with Montreal from 2013-2015, including running backs coach and offensive coordinator. The Boise State product played quarterback in the CFL between 2006-2011 with Winnipeg and Saskatchewan after stops with the Chicago Bears and Hamburg Sea Devils (NFL Europe) from 2004-2005.
“While some say coaches are hired to be fired, in this case, our hire brought fire,” commented Argos GM Michael “Pinball” Clemons. “We needed someone to not only be good with the X’s and O’s but to be able to lead a group of men each and every day. He has far exceeded our lofty expectations.”
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