Olivier Turcotte-Letourneau named DB coach

Université Laval, February 8, 2018 – Olivier Turcotte-Letourneau is the new coach of the defensive backs of Laval University’s Rouge et Or.

Turcotte-Létourneau, who played for the Laval club from 2006 to 2010, succeeds Kevin Nichols, appointed head coach of the Cégep Pioneers of Rimouski earlier this winter and who will leave after seven years with the R and O.

“It’s a great pride to be able to come back to Laval. I always wanted to come back. It will be a privilege to learn the coaching profession alongside Glen Constantin, Marc Fortier, Justin Ethier and all the staff. This is a unique opportunity, “said the holder of a Bachelor of Business Administration.

“Since I was young and started playing football, the coaches of the Rouge et Or have been instrumental in my success as a player. It is a privilege to be able to return to this family and join this champion team, “added the man who won three Vanier cups with the Rouge et Or in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

“He’s a good coach, very rigorous. He already knows our method of work since he played at home, but he also brings experience from elsewhere with his experience. When we are able, we try to promote people who know our ways and whose values ​​and philosophy are consistent with ours, and this is the case with Olivier “, for his part mentioned the head coach of the Red and Gold Glen Constantin.

Olivier Turcotte-Létourneau will find some players he has already had the opportunity to have under his wing, including Émile Chêvenert, Nicolas Viens, Maxym Lavallée and Laurence Poirier-Viens. “I know others by reputation, and many new ones that I can not wait to meet. “

Himself a former defensive star, chosen on the first Canadian constellation in 2009 and the second in 2010, Turcotte-Létourneau has been involved in coaching since retiring as a player.

Defensive coordinator of the St-Jean-Eudes program in 2013 and 2014, he was head coach of the Diablos of Cégep de Trois-Rivières in 2015, before being appointed coach of the defensive half and deputy defensive coordinator at the Redmen’s McGill in 2016. After two seasons in the metropolis, he returned to Quebec where he acted as coach of the defensive backs with Elans de Garneau.

He also worked in the Canadian program, where he contributed to the Canadian team’s victory at the World Under-19 Championship last summer in Mexico City, as well as at the International Bowl in Arlington, Texas. 2018. Turcotte-Létourneau also has experience with Team Québec, having served on the coaching staff in 2016 and 2017.

With files from: Laval Rouge et Or

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