Defensive Backs Coach
CFL: 2nd season
Stamps: 2nd season
Bell is in his sixth season in the Stampeders organization and his second as a member of the coaching staff.
In his first season as defensive backs coach, the Stamps allowed the fewest passing touchdowns in the CFL with 11. Calgary had 19 interceptions – just two off the league lead – and allowed opponents a league-low 7.2 yards per pass attempt. The secondary was part of a Stamps defence that was the stingiest in the CFL with just 17.8 offensive points allowed per game. Cornerback Ciante Evans was a West Division all-star in 2018 while Tre Roberson, the team’s other cornerback, was the team’s nominee for Most Outstanding Rookie.
The Stamps’ defensive backs came up big in the Grey Cup victory over Ottawa as Evans, Roberson and Jamar Wall all had interceptions.
Bell joined the Stampeders as a player in 2014 after two seasons with the BC Lions. He started 76 regular-season and post-season games for the Red and White – with all but one of those starts coming at the safety position – and was a member of the Stamps’ Grey Cup championship team in 2014. Bell was a West Division all-star in 2015 and in 2017 he served as a team captain and won the Presidents’ Ring award as voted by his teammates for excellence on and off the field. He also received the Herm Harrison Memorial Award for his work in the community.
In 86 career games for the Stampeders and Lions, he had 206 tackles including 10 tackles for loss, 16 special-teams tackles, one sack, five interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 17 knockdowns.
Prior to coming to the CFL, Bell played a total of 13 National Football League games over two seasons with the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers.
Collegiately, Bell played four seasons at Baylor (2004-07) and in 46 career games for the Bears, he had 93 tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
The Los Angeles native resides in suburban Dallas during the off-season and serves as an assistant track coach at his alma mater, Skyline High School.
Joshua Bell’s Coaching History
2018-19 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Defensive Backs Coach