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Corey Chamblin signs extension with Roughriders

03/13/2014 01:40 EDT | Updated 05/13/2014 05:59 EDT
Corey Chamblin is staying put.

The Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders have signed their head coach to a multi-year contract extension, general manager Brendan Taman announced Thursday.

The new extension will see Chamblin continue in his coaching duties through the 2017 season.

“Corey is an integral part of what we do as a team on-field. He is a well-respected, intelligent coach that has high expectations for his players,” stated Taman. “Keeping him on our sidelines was an important component for our Club moving forward.”

Chamblin, 36, was named the CFL's coach of the year after leading the Roughriders to an 11-7 regular-season record and eventual Grey Cup title.

Chamblin has spent two seasons as Riders head coach, amassing a 19-17 regular-season record and 3-1 playoff mark, including one Grey Cup victory.

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