CFL: 15th season
Stamps: 3rd season
Campbell is entering his third season on the Stampeders coaching staff and his second as defensive cooardinator.
In his first season leading the Stampeders’ defence, Calgary ranked third in the league in average points allowed (23.9). The Stamps also ranked second in quarterback sacks (43) and in the top half of the league in interceptions, first downs allowed, net yards allowed, rushing yards allowed and passing yards allowed. His defence scored five touchdowns — three on fumble returns and two on interception returns. The Stamps boasted three West Division all-stars on defence in 2012 — defensive end Charleston Hughes, linebacker Juwan Simpson and cornerback Keon Raymond.
Campbell’s first stint with the Stamps came in 2010 when he was the running backs coach and guided the team’s powerful ground attack that led the CFL with 2,618 rushing yards.
In 2011, Campbell assumed the role of assistant head coach and special teams coordinator with the Edmonton Eskimos. That season the Eskimo cover teams were among the best in the league and the Esks' finished first in the league in net punting. Of the 13 seasons that Campbell has coached in the CFL, 10 have been spent with the Eskimos.
Campbell started his CFL coaching career in 1999 as Edmonton’s special teams and linebackers coach. By 2004, Rick held the team’s defensive coordinator position and his defences consistently led the league in several key categories.
Campbell won two Grey Cups with the Eskimos in 2003 and 2005.
Rick spent the 2009 season Winnipeg Blue Bombers, followed by one season in Calgary and, finally, the 2011 campaign back in Edmonton.
He was a coach at the University of Oregon from 1996-98 where he worked with the Ducks’ defensive secondary. In 1994-95, he was a teacher and coach with the football and baseball teams at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane.
Campbell grew up in Edmonton and attended Harry Ainlay High School. In 1989, as a senior, he was named the school’s athlete of the year after helping the football team to a provincial championship.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Washington State University. He and his wife Jeri reside in Calgary.
Rick Campbell's Coaching History
2012 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) - Defensive Coordinator
2011 – Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator
2010 – Calgary Stampeders (CFL) - Running Backs Coach
2009 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) - Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coordinator
2005-08 – Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Defensive Coordinator
1999-2004 – Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) - Defensive Secondary/Special Teams Coordinator
1996-98 – University of Oregon (NCAA) – Graduate Assistant - Defensive Secondary/Special Teams