Black Canadian Coach Named Head Coach of Carleton Men’s Football

Ottawa Ontario: Corey Grant is a former Canadian Football League professional athlete, and Assistant Director for The Black Canadian Coaches Association. A former teacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Grant and holds a Master of Science in Education and his teaching certification from Canisius College, along with a Bachelor of Arts, Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University. On March 18, 2022 Corey was named the Head Coach of Men’s Football at Carleton University.

Prior to his career in coaching, Grant had an 11-year CFL career with the Ticats, Montreal Alouettes and Saskatchewan Roughriders. A two-time Grey Cup Champion, he was named the 1999 East Division Rookie of the Year after being selected in the first round, seventh overall during that year’s CFL Draft.

With his appointment, Grant becomes the 14th head coach in the history of Carleton’s varsity football program. He joins the Ravens after spending three years at McMaster University where he was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator since 2019, aiding in the success of winning the Yates Cup as OUA Champions. Prior to joining the Marauders, Grant spent six years coaching with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats where he served in various roles including assistant offensive coordinator.

Off the field of play, and since the BCCA’s inception in 2020, Grant has served as an equity, inclusion and anti-racism lead and consultant within the Canadian public and private sports sector. Some of Grant’s community work includes being Assistant Director of the Black Canadian Coaches Association, founder of the Black Football Coaches of Canada, the co-chair of the OUA Black Biracial Indigenous Committee, chair of the Hamilton Black History Council, and the Equity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism lead for the Department of Athletics at McMaster University. He also played a monumental role in developing the OUA’s United Against Racism campaign intiative In 2021, he created the first ever Football Coaching Apprenticeship for Women within McMaster Athletics.

Pictured: On May 21, 2021, Sheereen Harris and Colleague Corey Grant were named as Equity Diversity and Inclusion Leads at the Department of Athletics at McMaster Universit

“I’m very excited to be joining the Carleton Ravens family and the Ottawa community,” said Grant. “I’m honoured to have the opportunity to learn about what it means to be a Raven and work with the student-athletes, coaches, alumni, Ottawa community, greater members of the university and the Department Recreation and Athletics to continue to grow the Carleton Ravens football program.”

Corey Grant on Head Coaching appointment at Carleton University

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