Mike Benevides

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Mike Benevides
Mike Benevides.jpg
Mike Benevides in 2012
Born: (1968-05-03) May 3, 1968 (age 51)
Toronto, Ontario
Career information
Career history
As coach
2000Calgary Stampeders (Def. asst.)
20012002Calgary Stampeders (STC/LC)
20032007BC Lions (STC/LC)
20082011BC Lions (DC/LC)
20122014BC Lions (HC)
20162017Edmonton Eskimos (Asst. HC/DC)
2018Edmonton Eskimos (Asst. HC/DC/LC)
Career highlights and awards

Mike Benevides (born May 3, 1968) is a professional Canadian football coach. He was most recently the defensive coordinator and assistant head coach for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Benevides was the head coach for the BC Lions from 2012 though 2014. He attended York University.

Professional career[edit]

Calgary Stampeders[edit]

Benevides began his coaching career with the Calgary Stampeders in 2000 as a defensive assistant. He spent the following two seasons as the Stampeders' special teams and linebackers coach.

BC Lions[edit]

Benevides then became the special teams and linebackers coach for the BC Lions in 2003. He was eventually promoted to defensive coordinator and eventually head coach in 2012. Benevides spent three seasons with the Lions as the teams head coach, winning 33 games and losing 21. Under his leadership the Lions made the playoffs each season, but lost every time. Following the 2014 season he was released by the Lions on November 20, 2014.[1]

Edmonton Eskimos[edit]

On January 14, 2016 the Edmonton Eskimos named Benevides their assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.[2] On December 7, 2018 the Eskimos released Mike Benevides from his duties.[3]

CFL coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Postseason
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Result
BC 2012 13 5 0 .722 1st in West Division 0 1 Lost in West Final
BC 2013 11 7 0 .611 3rd in West Division 0 1 Lost in West Semi-Final
BC 2014 9 9 0 .500 4th in West Division 0 1 Lost in East Semi-Final
Total 33 21 0 .611 1 Division
0 3 0 Grey Cups


  1. ^ "Mike Benevides fired as B.C. Lions coach". cbc.ca. November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "Eskimos name Mike Benevides defensive coordinator". CFL.ca. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
  3. ^ Staff, TSN ca (2018-12-07). "Eskimos part ways with DC Benevides - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved 2018-12-10.

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