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Mike Benevides
Canadian football coach

Mike Benevides

Mike Benevides
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Intro Canadian football coach
Is Athlete Football Coach
From Canada
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 3 May 1968, Toronto, Canada
Age 54 years
Star sign Taurus
York University
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Mike Benevides (born May 3, 1968) is a professional Canadian football coach. He is currently the defensive coordinator for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Benevides was the head coach for the BC Lions from 2012 though 2014 and more recently, the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Edmonton Eskimos. He played college football at the defensive tackle position for the Bakersfield College Renegades before transferring to York University to play for the Yeomen.

Professional career

Calgary Stampeders

Benevides began his coaching career with the Calgary Stampeders in 2000 as a defensive assistant. He spent the following two seasons as the Stampeders' special teams and linebackers coach.

BC Lions

Benevides then became the special teams and linebackers coach for the BC Lions in 2003. He was eventually promoted to defensive coordinator and eventually head coach in 2012. Benevides spent three seasons with the Lions as the team's head coach, winning 33 games and losing 21. Under his leadership the Lions made the playoffs each season, but lost every time. Following the 2014 season he was released by the Lions on November 20, 2014.

Edmonton Eskimos

On January 14, 2016, the Edmonton Eskimos named Benevides their assistant head coach and defensive coordinator. On December 7, 2018, the Eskimos released Mike Benevides from his duties.

Ottawa Redblacks

After spending a year working for TSN, Benevides was announced as the defensive coordinator for the Ottawa Redblacks on December 17, 2019.

CFL coaching record

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Result
BC 2012 13 5 0 .722 1st in West Division 0 1 Lost in West Final
BC 2013 11 7 0 .611 3rd in West Division 0 1 Lost in West Semi-Final
BC 2014 9 9 0 .500 4th in West Division 0 1 Lost in East Semi-Final
Total 33 21 0 .611 1 Division
0 3 0 Grey Cups
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