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Chris Jones was added to the Argos coaching staff in September 2021.

It’s a second tour of duty in Toronto for Jones, who was a member of the Argos 2012 Grey Cup staff as the defensive coordinator. He was also in that role for the 2013 season.

Jones began his coaching career in 1995 at Tennessee Tech as a Graduate Assistant, fulfilling the same role at Alabama in 1997.

His first job in the CFL was in 2002 as Montreal’s defensive line coach. After one season he was elevated to become the Alouettes Defensive Coordinator, a job he’d hold for five seasons before moving to Calgary, where he’d retain the DC title while adding responsibilities as the Stampeders assistant head coach, and assistant director of player personnel.

He was then brought in as the Argos defensive coordinator, leading the team to a decisive 35-22 win over Calgary, a game where they not only limited Jon Cornish to 57 rushing yards on 15 carries but scored a touchdown on an interception return by Pacino Horne. He was also the assistant head coach and assistant general manager for the Boatmen.

Jones would leave Toronto for a head coaching job in Edmonton. He would spend two years in Northern Alberta before becoming the head coach and general manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders for three seasons.

He would then join the Cleveland Browns as a defensive assistant before returning to his hometown to coach South Pittsburg High School in Tennessee, his alma mater. He announced his resignation there and joined the Argos in September.

 

COACHING CAREER

 

2021: Toronto Argonauts, Defensive Assistant Coach

2021: South Pittsburg High School, Head Coach

2019-20: Cleveland Browns, Defensive Assistant Coach

2016-18: Saskatchewan Roughriders, Head Coach and General Manager

2014-15: Edmonton (CFL), Head Coach

2012-13: Toronto Argonauts, Defensive Coordinator, Assistant Head Coach, Assistant General Manager

2010-11: Calgary Stampeders, Defensive Coordinator, Assistant Head Coach, Assistant Director of Player Personnel

2008-10: Calgary Stampeders, Defensive Coordinator

2003-2007: Montreal Alouettes, Defensive Coordinator

2002: Montreal Alouettes, Defensive Line Coach

1999-2001: Tennessee Tech, Defensive Line Coach, Recruiting Coordinator

1998: University of Tennessee at Martin, Defensive Line Coach

1997: University of Alabama, Graduate Assistant

1995-96: Tennessee Tech, Graduate Assistant