Brent Monson | Calgary Stampeders
Brent Monson

Linebackers Coach/Strength and Conditioning Coach

CFL: 7th season
Stamps: 7th season

Brent Monson is entering his seventh season as an assistant coach for the Calgary Stampeders and returns to the defensive side of the ball after spending the past three seasons as running backs coach. He was previously linebackers coach in 2010.

In 2014, the Stamps running game again led the league in several categories including net rushing yards (2,590), first downs rushing (156) and average yards rushing per game (143.9). The Stamps also were tops in the league in rushing touchdowns with 25 and quarterback Drew Tate was the CFL leader in that category with 10. Running back Jon Cornish led the league in rushing for a third straight season with 1,082 yards despite playing in only nine games. He won several CFL weekly and monthly awards, was named a CFL all-star and was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian. Cornish was one of four Stamps running backs to register a 100-yard rushing game during the season. Last season’s championship was Monson’s first Grey Cup victory.

In 2013, the Stamps led the CFL in several rushing categories including most first downs (160), most net yards (2,547), highest average per-game yardage (141.5) and highest average gain per rush (6.2). Cornish finished the season as the CFL leader in touchdowns (14) and rushing yards (1,813), breaking his own record for rushing yards in a single season by a Canadian running back and reaching the fourth-best single-season total in CFL history. Cornish was named the 2013 Most Outstanding Player and Most Outstanding Canadian.

In 2012 during his first season overseeing the running backs, the Stamps led the CFL in rushing touchdowns with 20 and were second in the league with 2,088 rushing yards. Cornish led the CFL in rushing with 1,457 yards — setting a single-season record for most rushing yards by a Canadian in the process — and shared the league lead with 11 rushing touchdowns. Cornish accumulated several weekly and monthly honours on his way to being named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian.

In 2011, Monson was Calgary’s defensive line and strength and conditioning coach. Monson was the team’s linebackers and strength and conditioning coach in 2010 and 2009.

In 2010, Monson handled the talented an accomplished linebacking corps that contributed to the Stamps defence allowing the fewest points in the West Division. In his first season at middle linebacker, Juwan Simpson shared the team lead with seven sacks, earned CFL all-star recognition and was a finalist for the league's Most Outstanding Defensive Player award.

Additionally, Monson implemented all facets of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for the team and works with all players on their off-season and in-season training programs.

Monson is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has worked with athletes in a number of leagues, including the CFL, NHL, NCAA and CIS. He is a graduate of McMaster University.

Brent Monson's Coaching History

2012-14 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Running Backs/Strength & Conditioning Coach
2011 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Defensive Line/Strength & Conditioning Coach
2009-10 - Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Linebackers/Strength & Conditioning Coach


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2:30 pm Sunday, November 22, 2015
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