|Date of birth||July 27, 1975|
|Place of birth||Humboldt, Saskatchewan|
|Position(s)||Running backs coach|
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||296 lb (134 kg)|
|CFL draft||2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 32|
|Drafted by||BC Lions|
|2012–2014||BC Lions (Draft coord.)|
|2011||BC Lions (OLC)|
|2012–2014||BC Lions (RBC)|
|2015–present||Simon Fraser Clan (HC)|
|2009||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|*Offseason and/or practice roster only.|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL West All-Star||2007|
Kelly Bates (born July 27, 1975) is a former professional Canadian football guard and current head coach of the Simon Fraser Clan. He was drafted by the BC Lions in fourth round of the 2001 CFL Draft. He played CIS football for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Bates was selected by the BC Lions in the 2001 CFL Draft (4th round, 32nd overall). In 2004, he missed 7 games to a knee injury and started 11 games. In 2005, Bates started all 18 games including the West Division Championship. In 2006, he again started all 18 regular season games, the western final, and the 94th Grey Cup. Bates was blamed by team-mates for breaking the Grey Cup after BC won it in 2006. He has been a starter on the team since 2003.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- "Kelly Bates". Roster. BC Lions Football Club. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
- "2015 Football Coaching Staff". athletics.sfu.ca. Retrieved March 26, 2017.