Prinsen and Garrett added to Alberta Golden Bears staff

Chris Morris continues to round out his University of Alberta Golden Bears football coaching staff this time adding former Canadian Football League coach and player Tim Prinsen, as well as former CFL all-star defensive back Shannon Garrett. Both are two-time Grey Cup champions as well.

After three seasons as the Edmonton Eskimos offensive line coach, Prinsen is rejoining the Golden Bears staff as the offensive line coach. The Eskimos added Prinsen as the OL coach in August of 2010, and prior to that he coached the Golden Bears’ line from 2006-2009, a unit that included current Eskimo linemen Simeon Rottier (the 2009 CFL first overall draft pick) and Gord Hinse. Prinsen played eight seasons in the CFL, including five as the Eskimos centre between 2000 and 2004. He won Grey Cups in 1999 with Hamilton, and in 2003 with Edmonton.

Alberta Garrett

Garrett, who most recently coached with the Edmonton Huskies, played 14 seasons in the CFL, including nine (2000 to 2008) as a member of the Eskimos. He won a pair of Grey Cups with Edmonton (2003, 2005) and was a two-time CFL West Division all-star (2001, 2003). Garrett played his college ball at Mississippi College where he was a four-year starter, and was nominated as an All-American, All-Gulf South Conference (GSC) and ALL-GSC Academic. He was inducted into the Mississippi College Hall of Fame in April 2008, and retired from the CFL in 2009.

Garrett and Prinsen join Morris’ staff which also includes former Eskimo Rick Walters (OC) and Golden Bears’ alumni Barclay Spady (DL and amateur football liaison) and Danny Boily (DC).

Photo credits: CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos Website


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