Corey Grant
Carleton Ravens
Born: (1976-12-22) December 22, 1976 (age 47)
Stoney Creek, Ontario
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Head coach
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight205 lb (93 kg)
UniversityWilfrid Laurier
CFL Draft1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7
Drafted byHamilton Tiger-Cats
Career history
As coach
20102011McMaster Marauders (WRC)
20132018Hamilton Tiger-Cats (RBC)
20192021McMaster Marauders (OC)
2022–presentCarleton Ravens (HC)
As player
19992001Hamilton Tiger-Cats
2002Montreal Alouettes
20022008Saskatchewan Roughriders
2009Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
Awards1999 - Frank M. Gibson Trophy
Career stats
  • Playing stats at (archive)

Corey Grant (born December 22, 1976) is the head coach for the Carleton Ravens football team of U Sports. He is a former professional wide receiver in the Canadian Football League where he played for 11 years and won two Grey Cup championships.[1]

University career

Grant played CIAU football for the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks from 1995 to 1998.[2]

Professional career

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Upon completing his university career, Grant was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats with the seventh overall pick in the 1999 CFL Draft. He played and started in all 18 regular season games where he had 56 catches for 875 yards and three touchdowns and won the Frank M. Gibson Trophy as the East Division's Most Outstanding Rookie.[1] He capped off the season by winning his first Grey Cup championship as the Tiger-Cats defeated the Calgary Stampeders in the 87th Grey Cup game.[3] He spent the 2000 and 2001 seasons with the Tiger-Cats before becoming a free agent.

Montreal Alouettes

Ahead of the 2002 season, Grant signed with the Montreal Alouettes.[1] He played in 13 games where he had 25 receptions for 385 yards.[1]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Midway through the 2002 CFL season, Grant was traded to the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for second round draft picks in the 2003 CFL Draft and the 2004 CFL Draft.[1] He dressed as a backup receiver for the remaining five regular season games and the East Semi-Final.[1] In 2003, he played in all 18 regular season games where he had 39 catches for 511 yards and three touchdowns. He played for the Roughriders for seven seasons which was highlighted by the 2007 Grey Cup victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers where Grant had two receptions for 20 yards in the championship game.[4]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats (II)

Grant returned to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on June 26, 2009.[5] He played in eight regular season games where he had nine catches for 89 yards and one touchdown.[6] He retired just prior to the 2010 CFL season on June 3, 2010.[7]

Coaching career

McMaster Marauders

Following his playing career, Grant was hired by the McMaster Marauders to serve as the team's receivers coach beginning with the 2010 season.[8] In 2011, the Marauders won the first Vanier Cup in program history as the team defeated the Laval Rouge et Or in the 47th Vanier Cup. Under Grant's coaching, receiver Michael DiCroce was named the OUA MVP that year. Grant spent two years with the Marauders but left the program in 2012.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

On March 21, 2013, Grant was named the running backs coach and offensive quality control coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.[9] He spent six seasons with the Tiger-Cats where the team made two appearances in the Grey Cup.[10]

McMaster Marauders (II)

Grant returned to the McMaster Marauders on January 31, 2019, where he was named the team's offensive coordinator.[10] He spent three years and two seasons in that capacity, where the team won the Yates Cup in his first season, but failed to qualify for the playoffs with a 3–3 record in the COVID-19 shortened 2021 season. While at McMaster, Grant established the Female Coaching Apprenticeship program, the first of its kind in U SPORTS in which two assistant coaching positions were recruited and filled.[11]

Carleton Ravens

On March 18, 2022, it was announced that Grant had been hired as the head coach for the Carleton Ravens.[12]

Personal life

Grant and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Qiawna and Devonn.[13]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Saskatchewan Roughriders Bio: Corey Grant". Archived from the original on 2006-10-28. Retrieved 2007-01-26.
  2. ^ "BREAKING: Ravens football announces Corey Grant as new head coach". The Charlatan. March 18, 2022.
  3. ^ "Corey Grant". All-Time Roster. Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Archived from the original on 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2009-03-02.
  4. ^ "Final". Canadian Football League. November 25, 2007. Retrieved March 19, 2022.
  5. ^ "Veteran receiver Grant joins the Tiger-Cats' practice squad". 2009-06-26. Retrieved 2009-06-26.
  6. ^ "Stats". Canadian Football League. Retrieved March 19, 2022.
  7. ^ "Tiger-Cats Bring Six More To TigerTown". Hamilton Tiger-Cats. June 3, 2010.
  8. ^ "Corey Grant". McMaster Marauders. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  9. ^ "Ticats Add Grant To Staff". McMaster Marauders. March 21, 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Former Ticats assistant Corey Grant to become offensive coordinator at Mac". 3DownNation. January 31, 2019.
  11. ^ "McMaster football program offering apprenticeship for two female coaches".
  12. ^ "FRavens Name Corey Grant as the New Head Coach". Carleton Ravens. March 18, 2022.
  13. ^ "'WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THIS THING': Carleton Ravens hire former CFLer Corey Grant as head coach". Ottawa Sun. March 18, 2022.