Corey Chamblin
Birmingham Stallions
Coach Corey Chamblin, June 22, 2019.jpg
Chamblin before a Toronto Argonauts game in 2019.
Born: (1977-05-29) May 29, 1977 (age 44)
Birmingham, Alabama
Career information
Position(s)Defensive backs coach
CollegeTennessee Tech
Career history
As coach
2006Frankfurt Galaxy (Ass. DBC)
2007Winnipeg Blue Bombers (DBC)
20082010Calgary Stampeders (DBC)
2011Hamilton Tiger-Cats (DC/DBC)
20122015Saskatchewan Roughriders (HC)
2017Toronto Argonauts (DC/DBC/Ass. HC)
2018Arkansas (DBC/Quality control)
2019Toronto Argonauts (HC)
2022–presentBirmingham Stallions (DB)
As player
1999*Baltimore Ravens
19992000Jacksonville Jaguars
2001*Green Bay Packers
2002*Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2003*Denver Broncos
2004Rhein Fire
2004*Indianapolis Colts
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats

Corey Jermaine Chamblin (born May 29, 1977) is an American football coach who is the defensive backs coach for the Birmingham Stallions of the United States Football League (USFL). He is a former professional gridiron football defensive back and was signed by the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL) as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football at Tennessee Tech. As a player, Chamblin has also been a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver Broncos, Rhein Fire and Indianapolis Colts.

He was head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL from 2012 to part-way through 2015. He won the 101st Grey Cup and was awarded the Annis Stukus Trophy, given to the CFL's Coach of the Year, in 2013.

College career

Chamblin was a preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference selection his senior year at Tennessee Tech. He played in 43 games with 35 starts, totaling 161 tackles, three interceptions, eight passes defensed and two blocked punts.

Professional career


Chamblin signed with the Baltimore Ravens as a college free agent, but was waived on September 5. He was then signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad on September 7 before being released on September 21 and signed to the active roster. He appeared in 11 regular season games for the Jaguars, all on special teams, where he notched three special teams tackles and blocked a punt in a divisional playoff game against the Miami Dolphins.

Coaching career

Chamblin began his coaching career with the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe in 2006 before joining the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League in 2007 as the defensive backs coach. He then spent three seasons with the Calgary Stampeders in the same capacity while winning his first Grey Cup championship in 2008. He was then hired as the defensive coordinator of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for the 2011 CFL season. On December 15, 2011, Chamblin was hired as the head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[1] On November 10, 2013, Chamblin won his first CFL head coaching career playoff game, a 29–25 win over the BC Lions. On November 17, 2013, Chamblin won the West Final over the Calgary Stampeders, taking the Roughriders to the Grey Cup, which they won on November 25, the first time in his head coaching career.

In January 2014, Chamblin, along with Hamilton Tiger Cats head coach Kent Austin and Calgary Stampeders head coach John Hufnagel, was nominated for 2013 Coach of The Year. On February 5, 2014, it was announced Chamblin won the award.

On August 31, 2015, after leading the Roughriders to an 0–9 start, Chamblin was fired and relieved of his head coaching duties along with general manager Brendan Taman.

On March 7, 2017, Chamblin was named defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach, and assistant head coach for the Toronto Argonauts.[2] The Argonauts won the Grey Cup for that 2017 season, Chamblin's third Grey Cup win as a coach.

In June 2018, Chamblin was hired as a defensive backs quality control coach at the University of Arkansas.[3]

Following the firing of Marc Trestman after the 2018 season, Chamblin was named head coach of the Argonauts on December 10, 2018.[4] After a 4–14 season in 2019, Chamblin was fired.[5]

CFL coaching record

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Result
SSK 2012 8 10 0 .444 3rd in West Division 0 1 Lost West Semi-Final
SSK 2013 11 7 0 .611 2nd in West Division 3 0 Won Grey Cup
SSK 2014 10 8 0 .555 3rd in West Division 0 1 Lost West Semi-Final
SSK 2015 0 9 0 .000 5th in West Division - - Fired
TOR 2019 4 14 0 .222 4th in East Division - - Failed to Qualify
Total 33 48 0 .407 0 Division
3 2 1 Grey Cup


  1. ^ "Roughriders name Chamblin new sideline boss". Archived from the original on 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2017-08-26.
  2. ^ Chamlbin, Brady to lead Trestman's coaching staff
  3. ^ "Corey Chamblin lands coaching job at the University of Arkansas". Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  4. ^ "Argos Name Corey Chamblin Head Coach". Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  5. ^ "Argonauts fire Chamblin, hire Dinwiddie". The Sports Network. December 12, 2019. Retrieved December 12, 2019.