CFL: 6th season
Stamps: 6th season
Brent Monson is entering his sixth season as an assistant coach for the Calgary Stampeders and his third as the running backs coach.
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). Jon 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 also has his PICP Level 1 Strength Coach and Precision Nutrition Level 1 certifications. He is a graduate of McMaster University.
Monson has worked with athletes in a number of leagues, including the CFL, NHL, NCAA and CIS. He has also worked extensively with youth athletes and spent four seasons as the special teams/defensive backs/strength and conditioning coach for Bishop Tonnos Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton. Monson was also special teams and defensive backs coach for Team Ontario at the 2008 Canada Cup Under-19 championships in Lennoxville, Que.
Brent Monson's Coaching History
2012-13 – 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