DL Mike Sinclair joining Trestman's staff
Arash Madani @ArashMadani CONFIRMED: Mike Sinclair is leaving the #Sskroughriders coaching staff to join Marc Trestman's staff with Chicago. Deal got done today. #CFL
COACHING STAFF | Saskatchewan Roughriders
Sinclair enters his first season with the Green & White where he will work as an assistant to Head Coach Corey Chamblin, while leading the Riders’ defensive line.
Sinclair has spent the last five seasons as the defensive line coach with the Montreal Alouettes. During his time with the Als, the defensive line came to be known as one of the toughest in the league, consistently ranking amongst the league’s best in several categories including rushing yards allowed, average rushing yards per game and first downs yielded on the ground.
The 44-year old Texas native began his coaching career at West Texas A&M in 2005 and 2006 where he served as the team’s defensive line coach and helped lead them to two lone star conference championships.
Sinclair also coached for two seasons in NFL Europe during the 2007 and 2008 seasons prior to joining the Als staff, staking claim to two NFL Europe World Bowl victories while with the Hamburg Sea Devils.
As a player, Sinclair was drafted in the sixth round (155th overall) in the 1991 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks. He played 11 seasons with the Seahawks from 1991 to 2001 and recorded 345 tackles while finishing second in team history with 73.5 sacks and 24 forced fumbles in 144 games. He earned three consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 1996 through 1998 while also receiving the Steve Largent Award in 1998, presented each year to the player who best exemplifies the spirit, dedication and integrity of the Seattle Seahawks. He also played with the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2002 season.
He played at Eastern New Mexico University from 1986 to 1990. He was named the Lone Star Conference Defensive Lineman and Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season, recording 16 sacks. He was also named to the conference’s All-Decade Team.
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Yeah, saw that. Looks like he has definitely been around the football.
Looks like he is becoming Assistant Defensive Line Coach.
If he's as good a coach as he was a player, it's another good hire for our Bears.