Offensive Line Coach

Marty Costello enters his fourth year with the Blue Bombers and third as the club’s offensive line coach.

The Bombers offensive line has had a lot to boast about over the last two seasons in particular, as running back Andrew Harris has won consecutive rushing titles while the offence finished first in scoring in 2018 and second in 2017.

Winnipeg allowed 36 sacks against in 2018, tied for second fewest in the CFL while the offence was without starting quarterback Matt Nichols for the first three games of the season and Harris rushed for a career-best 1,390 yards.

In 2017, Costello’s offensive line helped propel Andrew Harris to a league-leading 1,035 yards rushing, and allowed the fewest quarterback pressures in the CFL at 71.

Costello first came to Winnipeg in 2016 to serve as assistant offensive line coach to Bob Wylie. Prior to joining Winnipeg, Costello spent two seasons at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as run-game coordinator and offensive line coach. In his first season, the team put up 114.8 rushing yards per game and was third in the conference with 14 rushing touchdowns.

Before UWSP, Costello coached at Valley City State. He started as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and for his final three seasons, was promoted to offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. His team at Valley City State won three consecutive conference championships.