The Saskatchewan Roughriders have named former Montreal Alouettes defensive line coach Mike Sinclair as their new assistant head coach.

Sinclair helped the Als win back-to-back Grey Cups in 2009 and 2010. He joined Montreal in 2008 following a coaching stint with the Hamburg Sea Devils. Prior to that, he played 11 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.

Also joining Saskatchewan’s defensive coaching staff is Richard Kent. The new defensive backs coach was a guest coach at the Riders' 2012 training camp. He was also a secondary coach for the Toronto Argonauts in 2009.

The Roughriders say defensive coordinator Richie Hall and defensive backs coach Barron Miles will both be back next season.

Last week, the Riders announced they had parted ways with coaches Alex Smith, Mike Walker and Kris Sweet.