Bryan Chiu : biography
Bryan Chiu (born August 16, 1974, in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a retired professional Canadian football player who played centre for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League since the 1997 CFL season. He is currently the assistant offensive co-ordinator and offensive line coach for the Concordia Stingers.
Brian currently coaches the Concordia Stingers in Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Since joining the Montreal Alouettes in 1997 Chiu has proven himself to be one of the top centres in the CFL. He has been honoured as both a CFL and East Division All-Star from 2000 consecutively through to 2006 and won the Most Outstanding Lineman in 2002. Chiu was the Alouettes' Most Outstanding Linesman in both 2001 and 2002 and helped his team win the 90th Grey Cup. In 2006, he was named to the honour roll of the TSN Top 50 CFL Players.
On June 6, 2010 on CFL Training Camp opening, Chiu announced his retirement after 13 seasons with the Montreal Alouettes, through his Twitter account (bryanchiu68):
"It's official.... After much thought and discussion with my wife I have decided to announce my retirement. Pretty emotional. I love this team."http://www.cfl.ca/article/report-als-centre-bryan-chiu-retires Report: Als centre Bryan Chiu retires
On June 22, 2010, he joined the Concordia Stinger coaching staff as the assistant offensive co-ordinator and offensive line coach.http://www.cfl.ca/article/ex-alouette-chiu-joins-stingers-football-staff Ex-Alouette Chiu joins Stingers football staff
Chiu maintains a weekly blog on sportsnet.ca, running down the games of the week and offering a player's perspective.
Chiu started his college football career playing ball for the Pacific Tigers and transferred to Washington State when Pacific dropped its football program. He started all 11 games he played with the Washington State Cougars in 1996 and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Sports Management.
Chiu played football in high school for the Vancouver College Fighting Irish in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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