Dan Dorazio – Offensive Line Coach

One of the CFL’s most respected coaches has found his way to Toronto.

Dan Dorazio brings almost 50 years of coaching experience at the CFL and NCAA levels to the Argos. He’s been coaching offensive lines in the CFL since 1998, mostly with the B.C. Lions, but also with stops in Calgary and Saskatchewan.

Primarily an offensive line coach, he’s also been an offensive coordinator at the college level. While the OC at Maryland, his offence was one of the most productive in the NCAA with former Argo head coach Scott Milanovich at QB and Hall-of-Famer Geroy Simon at receiver.

A true players’ coach, Dorazio was the subject of a book written by former B.C. Lions all-star centre Angus Reid. Released in 2018, ‘Thank You Coach: Learning How To Live By Being Taught How To Play’ deals with the relationship between the player and coach.

Dorazio has won the Grey Cup four times in six appearances. As an athlete he played high school football in Stow, Ohio. He was a running back at Kent State University where one of his teammates with the Golden Flashes was Nick Saban. Dorazio graduated with a science degree and later a degree in education.


2019-present: Toronto Argonauts, Offensive Line Coach

2016-18: B.C. Lions, Offensive Line Coach

2015: Saskatchewan Roughriders, Offensive Line Coach

2003-2014: B.C. Lions, Offensive Line Coach

1998-2002: Calgary Stampeders, Offensive Line Coach

1997: Boston University, Offensive Line Coach

1992-96: University of Maryland, Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach

1989-91: Holy Cross University, Offensive Coordinator

1984-88: University of Washington, Offensive Line Coach

1982-83: Georgia Tech University, Offensive Line

1980-81: University of Northern Iowa, Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach

1979: University of Washington.

1978: San Jose State University, Offensive Line Coach

1975-1977: University of Hawaii.

1972: Kent State University, Graduate Assistant, then Tight Ends Coach.