Hall joins Riders as defensive co-ordinator

January 9, 2011, 12:09 AM

Richie Hall has joined Saskatchewan rookie head coach Greg Marshall as defensive co-ordinator, multiple sources told sportsnet.ca.

Hall coached the last two years in Edmonton after a lengthy career in Regina as a player and later defensive backs coach followed by defensive co-ordinator.

He worked as the defensive backs coach for Marshall during his time as the Riders’ defensive co-ordinator in the late ’90s.

Saskatchewan, Hamilton, Winnipeg and B.C. had an interest in hiring Hall defensive co-ordinator.

Gary Etcheverry, the defensive co-ordinator under Riders’ previous head coach Ken Miller, who resigned his post after three years to oversee football operations, will likely be in demand. He runs an unorthodox pressure defence based on unusual fronts and schemes, but it has been successful.

Both Hamilton and Winnipeg may have an interest in Etcheverry because he has been on Riders staffs that included the current head coaches of both Winnipeg and Hamilton.

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