Benoit Groulx named Bishop's Gaiters Offensive Coordinator

LENNOXVILLE – Bishop’s Gaiters Head Football Coach Leroy Blugh announced today that Benoit Groulx has been named the team’s new Offensive Coordinator.

Groulx, 24, recently completed five seasons as a quarterback with the Laval Rouge et Or, winning the Vanier Cup in 2006 and 2008, and was one of the most decorated players in QUFL history. He won the Hec Crighton Trophy in 2008 as the CIS’ most valuable player, and is a three-time winner of the Jeff Russel Award as the QUFL’s Player of the Year. He was a named a First Team All-Canadian in 2008.

“Coming to Bishop’s was the best challenge that was available,” said Groulx. “I’ve always dreamed of being a coach, and when Leroy asked me to come here, it was an offer that I couldn’t let pass. There is a lot of talent here. Jesse Andrews is a good quarterback, and I’m looking forward to working with him.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Benoit to our staff,” said Blugh. “When I spoke with him, I was very impressed with his knowledge of the game. He fits the mould of where we want to take this program.”

Groulx, a native of Montreal, holds the QUFL record for career touchdown passes with 66 (6th in CIS history), and is second on the league’s all-time list with 8,530 yards passing and 612 completions. He holds the CIS record for single season completion percentage (75.2% in 2008) and posted the second-highest percentage (73.2%) in CIS history in 2009.

Prior to joining Laval, he spent 2002-2004 with the Vieux-Montréal Spartiates, winning the Bol d’Or as league champion all three seasons. He was named the Cégep AAA league MVP in 2003 and 2004. In 2004, he won a silver medal as a member of Team Canada at the Global Junior Football Championship.

Groulx was the Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator of the Quebec Monarks of the Quebec Major Football League in the summer of 2009, and was an assistant coach with the Élites de Québec U-15 and U-17 team at the Wilson Challenge in 2007 and 2008.

Groulx replaces Perry Marchese, who served as the Gaiters’ Offensive Coordinator in 2009 on a contractual basis.

Groulx will be introduced to the media and the Bishop’s community at a press conference to be held tomorrow (January 14, 2010) at 11:30 a.m. in the John H. Price Sports Centre.

Source:

John Edwards
Sports Information Officer, Bishop's University Athletics

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