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Running Backs Coach

CFL: 6th season
Stamps: 6th season

Marc Mueller is in his sixth season with the Stampeders and his fifth as running backs coach.

In 2018, first-year Stamps running back Don Jackson finished fourth in the CFL with 924 rushing yards despite missing five games due to injury. Jackson had three 100-yard games and was second among the league’s feature backs with an average of 5.8 yards per carry. When Jackson was sidelined by injury, Romar Morris stepped in and delivered a four-touchdown game in the Labour Day rematch against Edmonton and 114 yards from scrimmage in a win over Hamilton. In addition, the blocking provided by the Calgary tailbacks and fullbacks helped the Stamps allow a league-low 27 sacks.

In 2017, the Stamps running back group featured tailback Jerome Messam, who cracked the 1,000-yard plateau and missed out on a second consecutive CFL rushing title by just 20 yards. The Stamps were among the league leaders with 18 rushing touchdowns, just two fewer than the CFL-best total.

In 2016, Messam won the CFL rushing title with 1,198 yards and was voted the league’s Most Outstanding Canadian. As a team, the Stamps were second in the CFL with 21 rushing touchdowns and an average gain of 5.3 yards per rush. The blocking work of the Stamps’ running backs also helped the team allow a league-low 20 sacks.

In 2015, Mueller’s first year as running backs coach, three different players — Jon Cornish, Matt Walter and Messam — recorded 100-yard games and the Stamps ranked second in the CFL with 14 rushing touchdowns.

In 2014, his first with the Stampeders, Mueller served as a defensive assistant and worked closely with the linebackers. The Stamps defence ranked second in the CFL in 2014 with an average of 19.3 points allowed per game and also finished second in takeaways with 43.

In 2013, Mueller served as quarterbacks coach for the University of Regina Rams, his alma mater. Under Mueller’s guidance, the Rams led Canada West in passing offence with 359.4 yards per game.

The Regina native played six seasons (2007-2012) at the University of Regina and was the Rams’ starting quarterback for three seasons. During his first two years as a starter in 2009 and 2010, Mueller finished first in the conference in completions (176 in 2009, 182 in 2010) and passing yards (2,308 in 2009, 2,437 in 2010) and finished second in touchdown passes (nine in 2009, 14 in 2010).

Mueller suffered a season-ending injury on the second play of the 2011 season and was granted a medical redshirt. He returned as the starter for his final year in 2012.

He left Regina with several school records including career pass-completion percentage (62.1), single-season records in pass attempts (310 in 2009), pass completions (182 in 2010) and pass-completion percentage (67.8 in 2012) and single-game records in most attempted passes (55 in 2012 against Manitoba) and pass-completion percentage (78.4 in 2012 at Saskatchewan).

Mueller was invited to the 2011 CFL Combine and attended training camp with the Edmonton Eskimos that June, seeing playing time at quarterback in one pre-season game.

The business administration major quarterbacked the Sheldon-Williams Spartans to the 2006 Saskatchewan 4A high school championship. Marc is the grandson of CFL Hall of Fame quarterback Ron Lancaster and he, wife Jenaya and daughter Sawyer call Calgary home year-round.

Marc Mueller’s Coaching History

2015-19 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Running Backs Coach
2014 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Defensive Assistant
2013 – Regina Rams (CIS) – Quarterbacks Coach