Elks relieve Rippon of duties

Special teams co-ordinator had joined Edmonton earlier this year

EDMONTON – Chris Rippon has been relieved of his duties as Edmonton Elks special teams co-ordinator.

The news was announced Friday afternoon, following Edmonton's 21-16 win over the B.C. Lions in Vancouver Thursday evening.

Rippon had joined the Elks coaching staff as assistant to the head coach and special teams assistant on April 7, 2021. He was promoted to special teams co-ordinator on June 22, following the departure of former special teams co-ordinator AJ Gass due to personal reasons.

The Elks wish Rippon the best in his future endeavours. Further details on who will lead the Elks special teams will be provided when available.

Evan Daum

Evan Daum

VP, Marketing and Fan Engagement, Edmonton Elks Football Club

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The Edmonton Elks are proud members of the Canadian Football League, playing their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The club has a tradition of excellence with 14 Grey Cup championships (1954-56, 1975, 1978-82, 1987, 1993, 2003, 2005, 2015) and 52 members of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Since its founding, the club has been community-owned and remains focused on providing outstanding football memories for Edmonton and all of Northern Alberta.


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