Meet Our Staff

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Nate Behar

Receivers Coach

Coach Behar was selected 5th overall  to the Edmonton Eskimos in the 2017 CFL Draft after spending 4 years at Carleton University. He spent two years with Edmonton, and returned to Ottawa in 2019 after signing with the Redblacks. Since joining the CFL, Nate has appeared in 47 games, accumulating 426 yards on 43 receptions, while hauling in a touchdown. Nate is Carleton's all-time leader in receptions and 11th all-time in U-Sport. He is also a 3 time first team OUA all-star, and a 3 time all-Canadian (2 first  team, 1 second team).


Justin Howell

Defensive Backs Coach

Coach Howell was selected 55th overall in the 2018 CFL Draft by the Ottawa Redblacks. He has been with Ottawa ever since, and signed a 1 year contract-extension in January. Justin has appeared in 27 games for the Redblacks including a Grey Cup, he's accumulated 21 defensive tackles, 16 special team tackles and a sack. Previously he spent 4 years at Carleton University where he was a team captain and former rookie of the year.


Sherrod Baltimore

Assistant DB Coach

Coach Rod has spent 3 years in the CFL and signed a 1 year-extension with the Ottawa Redblacks. Sherrod has accumulated  91 tackles, 4 interceptions, 2 special teams stops, and a forced fumble in 42 career games. He was named the Redblacks 'Rookie of the year' in 2017. Prior to the CFL Sherrod spent 4 years at the University of Maine, where he appeared in 43 games for the Black Bears.


Phil Iloki

Assistant Receivers Coach

Coach Phil spent 5 seasons at Carleton University, in his hometown of Ottawa. Phil has appeared in 38 games for Carleton, while accumulating 2,040 receiving yards on 133 receptions and hauled in 14 touchdowns. Phil is Carleton's 3rd all-time leader in receptions and he was drafted 56th overall to the Toronto Argo's in the 2019 CFL Draft.