Dickenson Signs Extension with Stampeders

By Beacon Staff

CALGARY, Alberta — Dave Dickenson has signed a three-year contract to continue serving as the Calgary Stampeders’ offensive coordinator and adding the title of assistant head coach.

Dickenson has run Calgary’s offense for the past three seasons and the Stampeders have led the CFL with 1,595 points during that time.

The Great Falls, Mont., native who led the University of Montana to the 1995 NCAA Division I-AA national championship was in the conversation for head coaching vacancies in Edmonton and Winnipeg, but he says he didn’t want to move.

Dickenson joined the Stampeders as quarterback in 1996 and was named the CFL’s most outstanding player in 2000. After an effort to play in the NFL, Dickenson returned to the CFL and played for five years for the B.C. Lions, leading them to the 2006 Grey Cup championship, where he was named the game’s MVP.

Coach John Hufnagel announced the new contract on Thursday.