Stanley Franks added to Leos’ coaching staff


    (Vancouver) The BC Lions Football Club today announced that Stanley Franks has been added to the club’s staff as an assistant defensive backs coach.

    Franks returns to the Lions after a three-year run at Idaho State where he coached the school’s secondary. The California native and University of Idaho grad was signed by the Lions as a free agent at the end of the 2009 season. An 18-game starter who tallied 70 defensive tackles and three interceptions for the club in 2010, Stanley had his 2011 campaign and career cut short by a knee injury in the second week of the regular season.

    Stanley is valuable addition to our staff, said defensive coordinator Mark Washington. His experience as a player in this league and as a coach at the NCAA level will be of great benefit to our playersHe served as a guest coach for us a few years ago and I was very impressed with his knowledge, understanding and demeanor with our playersI am looking forward to working with Stanley as he helps our team improve and compete.”