Buck Pierce returns in 2018 for his fifth year on the Blue Bombers’ coaching staff and his third season working with the pivots in the role of Quarterbacks Coach. Pierce was the team’s Running Backs Coach for his first two seasons on the coaching staff.
Pierce works diligently on game planning and works closely with all the quarterbacks on the roster. He helped guide quarterback Matt Nichols to a career season in touchdowns (28), yards (4,472), and completions (411), while throwing only eight interceptions in 17 starts. Pierce’s quarterback also led the league’s highest scoring offence in 2017.
Buck retired from the CFL in March of 2013. His nine seasons in the CFL were played with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the B.C. Lions, and he finished with 15,289 yards, 76 touchdowns, 1,200 completions in 130 games played.
One of the most popular players to don a Bomber uniform over the past decade, Pierce was traded to the B.C. Lions in September of 2013 after spending close to four seasons in Winnipeg. The Kansas-born pivot became a true Winnipegger throughout that time, laying deep roots in the Manitoba capital, both personally and professionally. He is involved in countless community initiatives including Special Olympics Manitoba, Manitoba Minor Football, Ronald McDonald House, Faces of Freedom, The Dream Factory and United Way after school programs.