Dominic Picard becomes SSF Blizzard coach

The former Rouge et Or center of Laval University and Dominic Picard Canadian Football League will be the new head coach of the Blizzard Junior Division 1 soccer team of Séminaire Saint-François, replacing Luc Savoie who will become the director general of the school on July 1st.

S avoie, who had led the Division 1 youth squad for 12 seasons, had previously coached the Rouge et Or’s running backs and led the Blizzard to 102 wins and 26 losses in addition to three titles The Bol d’Or juvenile in division 1. “Our football program is built on solid foundations with high quality speakers. Our team of experienced coaches, to which I will remain, will continue to set high goals in line with our educational values ​​and performance standards, “he said in a press release.

As for Picard, who was already in charge of the Seminary’s football program, he comes with experience and leagues wherever he went. The former center won the Bol d’Or with the Blizzard in 1998, two Collegiate Golden Bowls with the Champlain-Lennoxville College Cougars, two Vanier Cups with the Rouge et Or and a Gray Cup with the Roughriders. Saskatchewan, a “grand slam” that few footballers can boast of holding.

“I feel honored and privileged to lead a team and program with a rich tradition of excellence. It allows me to further convey my passion for football and Blizzard values ​​to our student athletes, “said the new head coach, who is very excited about this new challenge.

Picard, 36, played 10 seasons and 151 games in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the Toronto Argonauts and the Roughriders, being selected in 2011 as the all-star team. Is. While he was lining up with the Rouge et Or, he also won the JP Metras Trophy, awarded to the best offensive lineman in Canada in 2005, as well as being part of the all-star team. country twice. He was also named Quebec’s outstanding rookie of the 2002 conference.

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