Defensive Backs Coach and CFL Draft Coordinator

CFL: 5th season
Stamps: 5th season

Cameron is in his fifth season on the Stampeders’ coaching staff. In addition to coaching the defensive backs, he serves as Calgary’s CFL draft coordinator.

Injuries forced led to constant shuffling in the secondary – only three times during the 2023 season were the Stamps able to start the same six players in the same positions in consecutive weeks – but the unit nevertheless was able to help the team finish third in fewest passing yards allowed. Branden Dozier, who saw action both at safety and SAM, finished third on the team with 63 defensive tackles.

In 2022, the defensive backs were part of a unit that allowed the second-fewest points in the CFL. The Stamps allowed a league-low 7.7 yards per pass attempt, the opponents’ 66.0-percent completion rate was the second-stingiest in the CFL and Calgary was tied for second with 19 interceptions. The secondary produced results despite a series of injuries that resulted in 13 different players making a start and several players playing multiple positions. Jonathan Moxey earned West Division all-star honours while making starts at three different positions–boundary corner, field corner and boundary half.

In 2021, the Stampeders finished third in the league in opponents’ average yards per pass and completions of 30 or more yards. Five different players recorded an interception for the Stamps including a pick-six by Jonathan Moxey. Calgary did not have any player start each game at the same position in the secondary. Cameron also coordinated a strong 2021 draft as four players selected – Bryce Bell, Elliot Graham, Luther Hakunavanhu and Charlie Moore – played a combined 38 games for the Red and White.

Prior to joining the Stamps’ coaching staff, Cameron served as a regional scout for the club.

Cameron had two stints at Wilfrid Laurier University, serving as the Golden Hawks’ defensive backs coach and strength and conditioning coordinator from 2004-09 and as defensive backs coach, special-teams coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 2013-19. He was part of Wilfrid Laurier’s Ontario conference championship teams in 2004, 2005 and 2016 and the Golden Hawks’ Vanier Cup championship team in 2005.

In between his stints at Laurier, Cameron served as a defensive and special teams assistant on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats coaching staff in 2010 and 2011. On three occasions, he was head coach for Team Ontario at the International Bowl in Arlington, Tex.

During his playing career, the Guelph, Ont., native played safety at the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Cameron and his wife Lisa have three children – sons Greg and Darian and daughter Kiana.

Dwayne Cameron’s Coaching History

2021-present – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Defensive Backs Coach/CFL Draft Coordinator
2020 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Linebackers Coach/CFL Draft Coordinator
2013-19 – Wilfrid Laurier (USports) – Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
2010-11 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) – Defensive/Special Teams Assistant
2004-09 – Wilfrid Laurier (USports) – Defensive Backs Coach/Strength & Conditioning Coordinator