Sorrells named Elks offensive line coach

Veteran coach served five seasons on Roughriders staff

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Elks have hired Stephen Sorrells as their new offensive line coach, the club announced Thursday.

Sorrells served five seasons between 2017 and 2022 as the offensive line coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, where he spent two seasons under Elks head coach Chris Jones in 2017 and 2018.

The native of Greenville, Ala., has more than a dozen years of coaching experience with stops at Southern Methodist University, Pearl River Community College, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Kenyon College, Occidental College and Faulkner University.

Sorrells takes over for Anthony Vitale, who spent one season as Elks offensive line coach in 2022.

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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