It's not easy being head coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders

Corey Chamblin may not have gone out on a high-note, but he'll be remembered for many reasons in Roughriders history.

Chamblin is one of only four head coaches to win a Grey Cup in Saskatchewan

His rise was swift. In his second season, Corey Chamblin led the Riders to the CFL championship. He was named Coach of the Year. But soon, it all came tumbling down. (Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press)

It's not easy being the head coach in the CFL's most passionate province.

On Monday, Corey Chamblin learned that lesson first-hand when he was fired by the Saskatchewan Roughriders following an 0-9 start.

Bob Dyce was named the interim head coach until the end of the season.

While Chamblin's coaching stint was cut short — his contract had been extended to 2017 — his tenure was anything but short when compared to past head coaches in Riderville.

From Kent Austin's one season of glory to Greg Marshall's eight games of despair, few coaches lasted as long as Chamblin.

Here's a look at how Chamblin ranks by the numbers:


Regular season games coached by Corey Chamblin.


Chamblin's record as head coach of the Riders from 2012-15.


Times the Riders made the playoffs under Chamblin.

Playoff wins under Chamblin, all in 2013.


Head coaches to win a Grey Cup in Saskatchewan (Eagle Keys, John Gregory, Kent Austin, Corey Chamblin).


Saskatchewan coaches with more regular season games than Chamblin (Danny Barrett, Eagle Keys, Frank Filchock, John Gregory, John Payne, Ken Miller). Miller originally spent 54 games as the Riders coach, but was brought back for 10 more in 2011 after Greg Marshall was fired.


Saskatchewan coaches to win the Annis Stukus Trophy, awarded to the CFL's coach of the year (Chamblin, Steve Owen, Eagle Keys, Joe Faragalli, John Gregory, Kent Austin).


Different people to coach the Riders since 1990, including current interim coach Bob Dyce.


Regular season games Danny Barrett coached the Riders from 2000-06, the most in franchise history.


Games Frank Tripucka coached the Riders in 1959. He also played quarterback for the Riders in two games that season. Tripucka spent the next three years playing quarterback for the AFL's Denver Broncos.


Games Greg Marshall spent as the Riders head coach in 2011. He was fired after a 1-7 start. It's the shortest term for a Riders coach since Tripucka.


Regular season games CFL Hall of Fame coach Don Matthews spent with the Riders from 1991-93.


Games the legendary Ron Lancaster won as head coach of the Riders. He had 28 losses in two seasons.


Games Lancaster won as head coach in Edmonton and Hamilton.


Combined full seasons spent as a CFL head coach by B.C.'s Jeff Tedford, Edmonton's Chris Jones, Winnipeg's Mike O'Shea, Ottawa's Rick Campbell, Montreal's Jim Popp and Saskatchewan's Bob Dyce.


Full seasons Calgary's John Hufnagel has been a head coach.


Peter Mills is an associate producer at CBC Saskatchewan and the host of the Meet The Riders podcast. Follow him on Twitter @TweeterMillsCBC. Do you have a story idea? Email


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