CFL: 6th season
Stamps: 3rd season
Dinwiddie is in his third season as the Stamps’ quarterbacks coach. He joined the Stampeders in 2016 after three years on the staff of the Montreal Alouettes.
In 2017, Stamps starting quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell was third in the CFL with 4,700 passing yards. Calgary finished second in the CFL in points scored and committed the fewest turnovers. Dinwiddie also worked with second-year pivot Andrew Buckley, who completed all 10 of his passes in a relief appearance against Hamilton and made his first career start in a Week 20 matchup against Winnipeg.
In Dinwiddie’s first year with the Stamps, Mitchell threw for 5,385 yards and a league-leading 32 touchdown passes in earning the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award. Stamps passers threw just 10 interceptions, tied for the lowest total in the CFL, and helped Calgary score a league-best 586 points. Buckley served as the Stamps’ short-yardage specialist and he tied the CFL’s single-season record for most rushing touchdowns by a Canadian quarterback with eight.
Dinwiddie served as the Alouettes’ co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach in 2015. Under Dinwiddie’s tutelage, Montreal led the CFL with 129 rushing first downs and was first in the East Division with 2,076 rushing yards including 1,059 by league rushing champion Tyrell Sutton.
The Elk Grove, Calif., native joined the Alouettes’ staff in 2013 as offensive quality control coach and was named quarterbacks coach prior to the 2014 season. He was promoted to offensive co-ordinator during training camp and, despite instability and injury issues at the quarterback position — four different players made starts — the Alouettes finished 9-9 and reached the Eastern Final.
A quarterback, Dinwiddie played five seasons in the CFL including three with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (2006-08) and two with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2010-11). His first career start came in the Bombers’ 2007 Grey Cup meeting with Saskatchewan and in his regular-season debut as a starter — on July 24, 2008, against Calgary — he threw for 450 yards.
Prior to turning pro, Dinwiddie starred at Boise State where during his senior season he threw for 4,031 yards and 28 touchdowns. He signed with the National Football League’s Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2004 and spent time with the Hamburg Sea Devils in NFL Europe before coming to the CFL.
Ryan Dinwiddie’s Coaching History
2016-18 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) – Quarterbacks Coach
2015 – Montreal Alouettes (CFL) Running Backs Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator
2014 – Montreal Alouettes (CFL) – Quarterbacks Coach/Offensive Coordinator
2013 – Montreal Alouettes (CFL) – Offensive Quality Control Coach