The V.I. Raiders are excited to announce the addition of a coach with an extensive pro and collegiate resume to their staff for the 2015 season. Jerome Erdman has joined the team in the role of Defensive Coordinator.
Jerome's coaching career began after a productive playing career in the CFL, one that saw him spend time with Winnipeg, Edmonton and Ottawa. He won a Grey Cup as a player with the Blue Bombers in 1984.
Following his playing days, Jerome started building his coaching resume working on the staff at his alma mater, SFU. Jerome then headed to the UK, joining the BAFL's Glasgow Lions. He served in a number of roles, including Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and Special Teams. He then joined NFL Europe's Scottish Claymores Development Squad in several defensive roles.
Jerome returned to Canada in 2000, spending one season coaching at UBC. From there he put together the ultimate Canadian football coaching resume. He served a variety of roles with the CFL's B.C. Lions, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts. He spent the last two seasons at McGill University as Special Teams Coordinator. Jerome is also familiar with junior football, winning a national championship as a player with the Renfrew Trojans in 1982.
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