Rémi Giguère was confirmed on Friday in his new duties as offensive coordinator and associated head coach with the Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu Giants.
Coach of the offensive line and coordinator of the recruitment of the Vert & Or of the University of Sherbrooke since 2017 at the end of his career with the Carabins of the University of Montreal, Giguère made his choice Thursday evening. The two parties had been in discussions for three weeks, as was revealed to you on Wednesday.
“It was very difficult to leave the University of Sherbrooke, whose administration supports the program like never before and I needed a concrete offer from Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu, he said. To my surprise, it was. It is professional advancement. I will be involved in several tasks that will bring me closer to achieving my dream of becoming a head coach. I spoke with my girlfriend and we made our decision on Thursday. We are very excited by the adventure that awaits us. ”
“It will be a complete development for a young coach, to continue Giguère, who won the Vanier Cup with the Carabins in 2014. It is not the offensive coordinator job that excites me the most, but there is has other more exciting things. However, do not be mistaken, the job of offensive coordinator interests me a lot and it is the most important aspect. fun even more at the college level with the four-down system where the Giants should bet on a good attack on the ground, but I’m not going to be interested only in X’s and O’s. I’m ready to get involved in all aspects to allow the Giants to win a Bol d’Or in Division 1, which has never been done. ”
Giguère signed a long-term contract. “I don’t want to reveal the number of years, but it’s not a one-year contract,” he said. The Giants were secured by the length of the contract. ”
Head coach Jean-Philippe Bégin made no secret that he wanted Dominic Picard’s successor to be in place for three years to ensure stability. Under contract for two years, Picard left the team a few weeks ago to accept the position of head coach of the Élans de Garneau, less than a year after accepting the position.