CFL: 4th season
Stamps: 4th season
Brent Monson returns for his fourth season with the Stamps, this time as the running backs coach.
In 2011, Monson was Calgary’s defensive line and strength and conditioning coach. He helped coach a defensive line that went through many changes over the course of the season. The Stamps D-line held the opposition to 101.3 yards rushing per game, the fourth best mark in the league. Monson worked with CFL rookies Brian Bulcke and Chris McCoy, both of whom joined the team during the season and saw action as starters.
Monson was defensive line/strength and conditioning coach in 2011 and, in 2010 and 2009, was the team’s linebackers and strength and conditioning coach.
In 2010, Monson handled the talented and accomplished linebacking corps that helped the Stamps defence allow 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. The starting trio of Simpson, Malik Jackson and Keon Raymond combined for 181 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss, 14 sacks, six interceptions, eight fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 17 pass knockdowns. Monson also implemented all facets of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for the team.
Monson was promoted to linebackers coach/strength and conditioning coach on Dec. 8, 2009. Prior to his appointment, he spent a season as an assistant in the club’s video department while also working with Stampeders coaches as an understudy.
Before joining the Stampeders, the Hamilton, Ont., native coached extensively in the amateur ranks. He served as special teams coordinator, defensive backs coach and strength and conditioning coach for the Steel City Ironmen of the Ontario Varsity Football League for two seasons. Many Ironmen players have gone on to play in the CIS.
He served in the same capacities — special teams, defensive backs, strength and conditioning — for Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton for four seasons.
Monson was the special teams and defensive backs coach for Ontario’s entry in the 2008 Canada Cup Under-19 championships in Lennoxville, Que., and has worked at numerous youth football camps.
Monson has completed various strength and conditioning internships. He has interned at Poliquin Performance in Toronto, Ont., as well as at Sports Specific Training in Hamilton, Ont. He was a strength and conditioning coach at Sports Specific Training, where he worked with various NHL, CFL, NCAA and CIS athletes. He has attended various clinics and met with many recognized strength coaches within North America.
Monson is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Assoictaion and is a Level 1 Poliquin Certified strength coach. He is a graduate of McMaster University.
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