CFL: 8th season
Stamps: 8th season
Kilam is entering his eighth season with the Stampeders and his third as special teams coordinator.
During the 2011 season, the Stamps’ special teams units produced a CFL all-star in punter Burke Dales and two West Division all-stars in Dales and returner Larry Taylor. Dales led the CFL in 2011 and established a career best by averaging 47.2 yards per punt. Taylor led the West Division and was second in the CFL with 1,778 combined yards on punt, kickoff and missed field-goal returns.
For a second consecutive season, the Stamps featured a rookie kicker in 2011 as free agent Rene Paredes was signed after a Week 1 injury to Rob Maver. Including the playoffs, Paredes converted on 38 of 48 field goals including conversions on seven of nine tries from 40 yards or more.
In 2010, Kilam worked with rookie Maver, who won the CFL scoring title and set the all-time Stamps mark for scoring by a rookie, with 185 points. Dales was voted to the CFL all-star team and he led the league with a 45.6-yard punting average.
In addition, the Stamps’ Deon Murphy topped all West Division players with 911 kickoff-return yards and was among the league leaders with 1,586 total return yards.
Prior to assuming the special teams coordinator’s position, Kilam worked in the dual roles of linebackers coach and strength and conditioning coach during the 2009 season, contributing to a Calgary defence that allowed the fewest points in the West Division.
In 2008, Kilam worked with a defence that allowed the fewest points, touchdowns, and points per game in the CFL.
Kilam joined the team in 2005 as strength and conditioning coach and began assisting the defence from the coaches’ box on game day at mid-season. The following season, he worked as the defensive quality control coach and assisted with the linebackers. In 2007, he coached the nickel and dime backs and was promoted to linebackers coach during the year.
Before he joined the Stampeders, Kilam coached on the defensive staff of the Southern Alberta All-Star Team in the Provincial Senior Bowl from 2003-05. Kilam also coached on the defensive staff with the Cochrane Cobras (2002-05), who went undefeated and won three provincial high school championships in that time.
Kilam has worked in the strength and conditioning field for over 10 years. He has worked with football athletes from every level and has helped move countless players to the CIS, NCAA and CFL. Prior to 2009, Kilam worked as the director of football for several high-profile sports development companies. He supervised one of the country’s biggest football-specific strength and conditioning programs and worked with hundreds of football athletes per year, including the University of Calgary Dinos football team and the Calgary Colts junior team. Kilam is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Kilam played linebacker for the University of Alberta from 1997-2001 and was a team captain. Kilam graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education majoring in sport and performance while working at the university’s Athlete Training Center.
Kilam has been featured as clinic speaker and a guest coach at numerous training camps and coaching symposiums and brings his passion for the game to the Stampeders.
Mark and his wife Andrea have two daughters, Jules and Hennessey.
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