Linnen named Elks running backs coach

Edmonton rounds out coaching staff as training camp approaches

Photo Courtesy: Manitoba Bisons
Photo Courtesy: Manitoba Bisons

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks added to their coaching staff on Tuesday, announcing the addition of Jordan Linnen (running backs coach).

Linnen joins the Elks staff after spending the last four seasons at Simon Fraser University ​ (2018-2021) primarily as their defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator. Prior to joining Simon Fraser, the Lethbridge native was a training Camp defensive/special teams guest coach with the B.C. Lions in 2019 and started his coaching career with the Langley Rams of the British Columbia Football Conference in 2016.

In his playing days, Linnen spent two seasons on the B.C. Lions practice squad (2011-2012) and was with the Montreal Alouettes in 2015. In his collegiate career he played for both Acadia University (2008-2009) and the University of Manitoba (2013-2014), after playing for Langley from 2009 to 2012.

Outside of football, Linnen spent the last six years working for EA Sports and the video game franchise Madden as a MoCap Athlete and Stunt Coordinator.


Hernan Salas

Hernan Salas

Coordinator, Communications (Media Relations), 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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