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.
Mike Benevides in 2012
|Born:||May 3, 1968|
|2000||Calgary Stampeders (Def. asst.)|
|2001–2002||Calgary Stampeders (STC/LC)|
|2003–2007||BC Lions (STC/LC)|
|2008–2011||BC Lions (DC/LC)|
|2012–2014||BC Lions (HC)|
|2016–2017||Edmonton Eskimos (Asst. HC/DC)|
|2018||Edmonton Eskimos (Asst. HC/DC/LC)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
CFL coaching recordEdit
|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|
|0||3||0 Grey Cups|
- "Mike Benevides fired as B.C. Lions coach". cbc.ca. November 20, 2014. Retrieved November 22, 2014.
- "Eskimos name Mike Benevides defensive coordinator". CFL.ca. 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2018-12-10.
- Staff, TSN ca (2018-12-07). "Eskimos part ways with DC Benevides - TSN.ca". TSN. Retrieved 2018-12-10.