Following a highly successful 2018 campaign where the Aberdeen Roughnecks hoisted their first Conference Crown, and topped it off with a thrilling overtime victory in the Division Two North Championship game, the Roughnecks are pleased to announce the appointment of Defensive Coordinator Bryce Stevenson to the Head Coach role.
The role was filled during 2018 by interim HC Rauri Collinson, who’ll resume his role as Offensive Coordinator, while George Pirie continues as Special Teams Coordinator.
Stevenson told abdnroughnecks.com.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have been appointed Head Coach of the Aberdeen Roughnecks. I’m very excited to back to work with the players shortly after a well deserved postseason break, as we prepare to embark on a season within Division 1.
I’m also delighted to announce that Coach Collinson will be returning to take up the Offensive Coordinator position. Coach Collinson was an integral part of this team’s success last year and I hope to announce the return of Coach Pirie as the Special Teams Coordinator in the next few days also. The message remains the same from ourselves as previously that we are going to work incredibly hard to provide our players with the best opportunity to succeed at whatever level we play.”
Expectations are the Roughnecks will be joining the hotly contested NFC 1 North in 2019, a conference stacked with teams that have top tier aspirations and experience, and so concreting the coaching staff that have been integral to their success in recent seasons was an essential step ahead of the new challenges this up-and-coming outfit will face!