Bryan Chiu
Chiu in 2016
Date of birth (1974-08-16) August 16, 1974 (age 49)
Place of birthVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Career information
CFL statusNational
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight290 lb (130 kg)
US collegeWashington State
CFL draft1996 / Round: 2 / Pick: 18
Drafted byMontreal Alouettes
Career history
As coach
2010–2013Concordia Stingers (OLC)
2014Toronto Argonauts (OLC)
20152017Ottawa Redblacks (OLC)
2019BC Lions (OLC)
As player
19972009Montreal Alouettes
Career highlights and awards
CFL All-Star20002005, 2008
CFL East All-Star20002006, 2008, 2009
AwardsMost Outstanding Offensive Lineman (2002)

Bryan Chiu (born August 16, 1974) is the former offensive line coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and current head coach of Vancouver College. He was a professional Canadian football centre for the Montreal Alouettes from 1997 to 2009. He has also served as the offensive line coach for the Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Redblacks. Bryan was inducted into the BC Football Hall of Fame in 2023.[citation needed]

High school

Chiu played football in high school for the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in Vancouver, British Columbia.

College years

Chiu started his college football career playing ball for the Pacific Tigers and transferred to Washington State when Pacific dropped its football program. He started all 11 games he played with the Washington State Cougars in 1996 and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Sports Management.

Professional career

Since joining the Montreal Alouettes in 1997 Chiu proved himself to be one of the top centres in the CFL. He was honoured as both a CFL and East Division All-Star from 2000 consecutively through to 2006 and won the Most Outstanding Lineman in 2002. Chiu was the Alouettes' Most Outstanding Linesman in both 2001 and 2002 and helped his team win the 90th Grey Cup. In 2006, he was named to the honour roll of the TSN Top 50 CFL Players. On June 6, 2010 on CFL Training Camp opening, Chiu announced his retirement after 13 seasons with the Montreal Alouettes, through his Twitter account.[1]

Coaching years

On June 22, 2010, he joined the Concordia Stinger coaching staff as the assistant offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.[2]

On May 9, 2014, Chiu joined the Toronto Argonauts coaching staff as their offensive line coach.[3]

On December 23, 2014, he was named the offensive line coach of the Ottawa Redblacks.[4]

Chiu joined the BC Lions for the 2019 season under new head coach DeVone Claybrooks.[5] However, Chiu was released from his duties midway through the season as the team fell to 1-9 and had given up a league worst 43 sacks.[6]

On February 8, 2022, Chiu was named the head football coach of his alma mater, the Vancouver College Fighting Irish.[citation needed] Chiu replaced Todd Bernett, one of the winningest coaches in BC High School Football history.


  1. ^ Archived 2014-07-28 at the Wayback Machine Report: Als centre Bryan Chiu retires
  2. ^ Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine Ex-Alouette Chiu joins Stingers football staff
  3. ^ "ARGONAUTS NAME BRYAN CHIU OFFENSIVE LINE COACH | Toronto Argonauts". Archived from the original on 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
  4. ^ "Redblacks Hire OL Coach". December 23, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Better Late Than Never | Offensive Line Coach Chiu Comes Home". BC Lions. 2019-02-01. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  6. ^ Adams, J. J. (2019-09-01). "Struggling B.C. Lions fire offensive line coach Bryan Chiu". Retrieved 2019-09-05.