Ike Charlton – Defensive Backs Coach

A CFL and NFL player for over a decade, Charlton heads to the Argos as their defensive backs coach.

The Orlando, Florida native starred at Virginia Tech and was the second-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2000 NFL draft. Charlton played two seasons in Seattle, picking off two passes, including a 38-yard pick-six off Dallas quarterback Quincy Carter. He’d continue his career with Jacksonville, the Giants, Oakland, New England and Detroit.

Charlton first came to Canada in 2005 and would play six seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers where he would become known for not only his ability on the field, but his off-field leadership skills.

He’d play 60 regular-season games for the Bombers, as well as four playoff games and he’d recover a fumble in his only Grey Cup appearance, a loss to Saskatchewan in 2007, with Ryan Dinwiddie as his quarterback.

After a brief stop in Montreal to conclude his playing career, Charlton began coaching at the high-school and college levels. That would lead to a job with the expansion Ottawa Redblacks, where he would coach for four seasons, helping the Redblacks get to the Grey Cup twice, winning the title in 2016.

He’s spent the last two seasons coaching again at the college and high-school levels.


2020: Toronto Argonauts, Defensive Backs Coach

2019: Lake Erie College, Special Teams Coordinator, Defensive Backs Coach

2018: Bedford High School, Defensive Backs Coach

2014-17: Ottawa Redblacks, Defensive Backs Coach

2013: Freedom High School, Defensive Backs Coach

2012: Bridgewater College, Tight Ends Coach, Special Teams Assistant