Congratulations to former Canadian football defensive lineman Ronald Hilaire who’s been appointed head coach of the McGill University football team. Ronald is the first Haitian University level head coach in Quebec.
[Montreal Gazette] The 30-year-old from Laval becomes the 21st head coach in McGill football history and takes over a team that finished with an 0-8 record last season in the Quebec university league. Hilaire was named interim co-head coach, along with Patrick Boies, after Clint Uttley resigned as head coach last September. Hilaire joined the Redmen last February as defensive coordinator and defensive-line coach after leaving the Université de Montréal Carabins coaching staff.
“Coach Hilaire has been instrumental in recruiting and running the day-to-day operations of the program since our previous coach stepped down,” Drew Love, McGill’s executive director of Athletics and Recreation, said in a statement. “We are dedicated to building a winning team at McGill and he has won numerous championships over a lengthy career, both as a player and as a coach. More recently, he has overseen recruiting, which has gone very well since the season ended. I have full confidence that he is the right person to lead our football program.”
As a player, Hilaire won three Bol d’Or CEGEP championships as a defensive lineman at Vieux-Montréal before going to the University of Buffalo.
“I am very honoured and excited to lead a young group of highly motivated student-athletes,” Hilaire said in a statement. “It’s my mission to ensure our players take full advantage of what McGill has to offer on the academic plan and live an unbelievable experience on the gridiron. I am proud to be part of the institution that gave birth to football and I look forward to re-engaging our alumni from every generation and putting forth a product that they can be proud of for years to come.” – Continue Reading Here