Linebackers coach

CFL: 6th season
Stamps: 4th season

Slowik is in his fourth season with the Stampeders after a stint as defensive coordinator for the Montreal Alouettes. He served as Calgary’s defensive assistant in 2021 and was named linebackers coach prior to the 2022 season.

Two members of Slowik’s linebacking crew – Micah Awe and Cameron Judge – both had stellar seasons in 2023. A West Division and CFL all-star in his first season with Calgary, Awe set a team record for most tackles in a season with 134 and led the league in both tackles and defensive plays. Judge was tied for second in the league and was first among linebackers with five interceptions in 2023 and also had 91 tackles, a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles.

In 2022, starting linebackers Cameron Judge and Jameer Thurman played an integral role in a Calgary defence that allowed the second-fewest points in the CFL. Both players finished top 10 in the league in tackles and Judge earned West Division and CFL all-star honours after leading the league in both fumble recoveries with five and big plays (a combination of interceptions, forced fumbles, fumble recoveries, blocked kicks and tackles, sacks or knockdowns leading to a turnover on downs).

With the assistance of Slowik in 2021, the Stampeders ranked third in the CFL in team defence and held their opponents to fewer than 300 yards of net offence five times. He worked particularly closely with Calgary’s linebackers including West Division all-star Darnell Sankey and CFLPA all-star Jameer Thurman.

Prior to coming to the CFL, Slowik had a lengthy and distinguished career in the NFL including stints totaling 10 years as defensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers and Denver Broncos. During that time, six different players earned a combined total of 11 Pro Bowl honours and he coached two players – Champ Bailey and John Lynch – who went on to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

His 21 consecutive years as a coach in the NFL started with a position as defensive assistant on the Dallas Cowboys’ Super Bowl-winning team following the 1992 season and concluded with four seasons with Washington from 2010-13.

Slowik coached 11 years in the collegiate ranks including five seasons in charge of the secondary at Rutgers, two seasons as outside linebackers coach at East Carolina and four seasons at Florida as a part-time defensive backs assistant.

During his playing days, he was a cornerback for the University of Delaware. He is an alumnus of Pittsburgh’s Baldwin High School.

Bob Slowik’s Coaching History

2022-present – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Linebackers Coach
2021 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Defensive Assistant
2019-20 – Montreal Alouettes (CFL) – Defensive Coordinator
2012-13 – Washington (NFL) – Linebackers Coach
2010-11 – Washington (NFL) – Defensive Backs Coach
2007-08 – Denver Broncos (NFL) – Defensive Coordinator
2005-06 – Denver Broncos (NFL) – Defensive Backs Coach
2004 – Green Bay Packers (NFL) – Defensive Coordinator
2002-03 – Green Bay Packers (NFL) – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs Coach
2000-01 – Green Bay Packers (NFL) – Defensive Backs Coach
1999 – Cleveland Browns (NFL) – Defensive Coordinator
1993-98 – Chicago Bears (NFL) – Defensive Coordinator
1992 – Dallas Cowboys (NFL) – Defensive Assistant
1990-91 – East Carolina University (NCAA) – Outside Linebackers Coach
1984-89 – Rutgers (NCAA) – Secondary Coach
1979-82 – Florida (NCAA) – Defensive Backs Coaching Assistant