PETE COSTANZA – Receivers Coach
Pete Costanza joined the Argos in the dual role of receivers coach and pass game coordinator on January 19, 2022.
He had been with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2020-21 as their running backs coach, highlighted by a Grey Cup win over Hamilton in 2021.
Prior to joining the Bombers, Costanza had been the receivers coach for 12 seasons with the Calgary Stampeders 2008-19, winning the Grey Cup three times.
He joined the Argos in 2022 as the receivers coach and pass game coordinator. He would win his fifth Grey Cup ring and second in as many years with a win over his former club.
Before heading to the CFL, the graduate of William Paterson University, where he played receiver, was the head coach of the Albany Conquest in AFL2 – where he won a league title in 2003 – and the defensive backs coach at RPI.
The New Jersey native also had several arena league stops along the way. His first job in 1997 was with the New Jersey Red Dogs of the Arena Football League where he worked for the first time with John Hufnagel.
2022-Present: Toronto Argonauts, Receivers Coach, Pass Game Coordinator
2020-21: Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Running Backs Coach
2008-19: Calgary Stampeders, Receivers Coach
2006-07: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Defensive Backs Coach
2005-07: Albany Conquest (AF2), Head Coach
2004-05: Columbus Destroyers (AFL), Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator
2003: Albany Conquest (AF2), Head Coach
2002: Columbus War Dogs (AF2), Head Coach
2001: Iowa Barnstormers (AF2), Offensive Coordinator
2000: Roanoke Steam (AF2), Offensive Coordinator
1997-99: New Jersey Red Dogs (AFL), Assistant Head Coach