December 06, 2006 09:44 ET

Montreal Alouettes: Marcel Bellefeuille Named Offensive Coordinator

Ottawa-born coach has six years of CFL coaching experience including three as an offensive coordinator

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 6, 2006) - Montreal Alouettes' Vice-President, General Manager and Head Coach Jim Popp announced today that Marcel Bellefeuille has been named the team's new offensive coordinator.

"My family and I are delighted because Montreal is definitely where we want to be," said Bellefeuille. "We are truly fortunate to be part of such a professional organization and feel at home in the Alouettes' family."

Bellefeuille will begin his seventh season as a coach in the Canadian Football League. He started his professional coaching career in 2001 as offensive line coach with the Saskatchewan Roughriders before being promoted to Offensive Coordinator in 2003. Over the following three seasons, the Roughriders had a 29-25 record and led the league in rushing every season.

He became the Alouettes' receivers and running backs coach in 2006. The Alouettes were the only team in the league to have two receivers with over 1000 yards last year.

Before his professional career, Bellefeuille got his experience at the high school level in Ottawa, before moving on to the university level with the Ottawa Gee-Gee's. He led them all the way to a Vanier Cup championship in 2001 as their head coach.

Marcel and his wife Julie live in Blainville with their four children: Ymilie, Alexandra, Mathias and Cedrick.

Jim Popp and Marcel Bellefeuille will both be available for interviews TODAY AT 11:30 A.M. at the Alouettes' football operations offices at Olympic Stadium.

Contact Information

  • The Montreal Alouettes
    Louis-Philippe Dorais
    Director of Media Relations
    The Montreal Alouettes
    Francis Dupont
    Assistant to the Director of Media Relations