Berry has coached in the CFL for over a decade, spending seven seasons with the Alouettes, three seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and was most recently with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Berry served as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator for the Roughriders in 2010 and 2011. During his stint with the Roughriders, he helped lead the team to a Grey Cup berth and worked closely with quarterback Darian Durant, who led the CFL in passing yards in Berry’s first season with Saskatchewan.
He entered the CFL back in 1999 when he assumed the role as the offensive line coach with the Montreal Alouettes – a position he held for four seasons. During his time in Montreal, the Alouettes appeared in four Grey Cups and captured the championship in 2002. Under his tenure, Montreal produced three players who were named the league’s outstanding linemen including Uzooma Okeke (1999), Pierre Vercheval (2000) and Bryan Chiu (2002).
Promoted to co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2003, Berry helped Anthony Calvillo pass for nearly 17,500 yards over their three seasons together. In 2006, Berry moved on to become the Bombers’ head coach. In his first season with Winnipeg, he guided the Bombers to a 9-9 record and a playoff appearance. In just his second season at the helm, the New Hampshire native improved his club’s record to 10-7-1 while leading his team to a Grey Cup appearance.
Under Berry’s guidance in 2008, Winnipeg boasted three 1,000-yard receivers, a strong running game and an offensive line that allowed the second-fewest sacks in the league.
Prior to joining the CFL, Berry spent over 20 years coaching at the U.S. College level where he served as a positional coach and coordinator.
Berry’s coaching career began in 1976 at the University of New Hampshire, his alma mater, before working with the offensive line at Penn State University in 1978. During his first year at Penn State, his team reached the National Championship game. He later spent two years coaching Boston College’s offensive line in 1979 and 1980 and 17 seasons with the University of Massachusetts Amherst serving as an assistant with the Minutemen football team from 1981 to 1997, coaching running backs, quarterbacks, and the offensive line over his tenure.
Berry also did two years of active duty with the United States Army prior to graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1973.
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