SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR
Kevin Eiben enters his second season as the Toronto Argonauts Special Teams Coordinator. Eiben, who played 11 seasons with the Double Blue as a player, originally joined the Argos staff at the start of the 2017 season.
Eiben started his coaching career at McMaster University in 2013 as the school’s Defensive Coordinator. Under his watch, the Marauders ranked second in average yards allowed (359.9), third in the OUA in points per game (21.9) and interceptions (14), while producing four OUA All-Stars. Following his lone season at McMaster, Eiben accepted the defensive coordinator position at the University of Toronto where he served in the role from 2014 to 2016 and assisted in the continuous development and improvement of the Blues football program.
As a player, he enjoyed a 12-year CFL career, playing 11 seasons with the Toronto Argonauts, who selected him in the fourth round (26th overall) in the 2001 CFL Draft, and one season with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats before he retired in 2013. Eiben broke on to the CFL scene as a dominant special teams player in just his second season leading the Boatmen with 19 special teams tackles and four fumble recoveries. Improving on his special teams efforts in 2003, Eiben notched a career high 33 special teams tackles to lead the CFL. Determined to be a dominant player in the league, Eiben went on to become a notable player in the CFL, amassing 722 defensive tackles, 92 special teams tackles, 10 interceptions and 12 fumbles recoveries to conclude his CFL career. The three-time CFL All-Star and five-time East Division All-Star played an integral role in the Argonauts 2004 Grey Cup Championship and ranks second all-time in CFL history for tackles by a Canadian player (814) behind former teammate and current head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Mike O’Shea (1,320).
The Delta, British Columbia native spent his collegiate career at Bucknell University where he starred at linebacker and free safety Starting in 33 of the 43 games he played in, Eiben ensured to leave the Bisons with a number of school records, including sharing the single-game interception record of four. He was named an American Football Coaches Association All-American, a second team AP Division I-AA All-American, a first team All-Patriot League selection, a first team ECAC All-Star, the Patriot League’s Scholar-Athlete, and the Bison’s MVP during his time at Bucknell. He was inducted into the Bison Hall of Fame in 2012.
Kevin graduated from Bucknell with degree in business management before completing his Masters in Sports Management at Florida State. He was a franchise owner of Sport Specific Training (SST) with a location in Oakville, Ontario from 2009-2014 before taking on a front office position with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as the Manager of Business Development and Corporate Partnerships for the newly built Tim Hortons Field following his retirement from the game in 2013.
KEVIN EIBEN’S COACHING CAREER
2017-Pres. Toronto Argonauts, Special Teams Coordinator
2014-16 University of Toronto , Defensive Coordinator
2013 McMaster University, Defensive Coordinator