Bryan Chiu- Offensive Line Coach
Bryan enters his first year as part of the BC Lions coaching staff following three years as offensive line coach for the Ottawa RedBlacks (2015-2017). Prior to his tour of duty in Ottawa, he spent the 2014 season in the same capacity with Toronto Argonauts.
His appointment as the Lions’ offensive line coach marks the Vancouver native’s return home to the Lower Mainland for the first time in more than 20 years after departing Vancouver College for Pacific University.
The accomplished position coach enjoyed a storied CFL career after transferring from Pacific to Washington State for the 1996 and 1997 seasons before being selected by the Montreal Alouettes in the second round of the of the 1996 CFL Draft (18th overall). The hulking centre went on to play 13 seasons in Montreal (1997- 2009), winning Grey Cup championships in 2002 and 2009.
Consistent, durable and versatile, Chiu earned six-consecutive CFL All-Star selections from 2000 to 2005 and another league-wide nod in 2008 to go along with eight East Division All-Star selections. His outstanding play was also recognized with the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman Award in 2002.
When his playing days ended, Bryan spent the next four years (2010-2013) as assistant offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Concordia University. He returned to the CFL in 2014 with the Toronto Argonauts and moved to the RedBlacks in 2015 enjoying his third Grey Cup win a year later in 2016.
Bryan and his wife have three children and reside in Richmond, BC.