KEVIN EIBEN – Linebackers Coach
A fan favourite as a player, Eiben returns as the Argos linebackers coach. Now in his seventh year on the coaching staff, Eiben is the only current Toronto coach that also played for the Boatmen.
He joined the Argos staff after three years at the University of Toronto as the Blues defensive coordinator. He held the same title at McMaster in 2013, his first year after announcing his retirement from the CFL.
Eiben was a tackling machine in his 11 seasons with Toronto, before wrapping up his career with one final year in Hamilton.
The linebacker ranks second in CFL history in tackles by a Canadian player, trailing only his long-time teammate Mike O’Shea. His 113 tackles in 2005 is still the league record for most tackles in a season by a Canadian.
A native of Delta, B.C., Eiben was a fourth-round selection in 2001. He’d become a five-time All-Star, being named the Argos Most Outstanding Player in 2004, a year they went on to win the Grey Cup.
A student of the game as a player, entering the coaching ranks was a natural progression. He finished his career with 92 special teams tackles in Toronto, including an eye opening 33 in 2003, still the Argos single-season record.
He now has three Grey Cup rings; 2004 as a player and 2017 and 2022 as a coach. Eiben played his college football at Bucknell University.
2022-Present: Toronto Argonauts, Linebackers Coach
2020-21: Toronto Argonauts: Linebackers Coach and Special Teams Assistant
2019: Toronto Argonauts, Linebackers Coach
2017-18: Toronto Argonauts, Special Teams Coordinator
2014-16: University of Toronto, Defensive Coordinator
2013: McMaster University, Defensive Coordinator