Montreal Alouettes mourn the passing of former head coach Dave Ritchie

Montreal, March 9, 2024 –The Montreal Alouettes are sadden by the passing of former head coach Dave Ritchie at the age of 85. Ritchie was the defensive backs coach with the Montreal Concordes (1983-87) before becoming the Montreal Alouettes head coach in 1997 and 1998. He then coached the Blue Bombers for six seasons (1999-2004). He was named the CFL’s Coach of the Year in 2001. Ritchie was the head coach of the B.C. Lions (1993-95), winning a Grey Cup with the team in 1994, retiring with 108 career wins – seventh-most in CFL history. In his career, he hoisted three Grey Cups.He was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2022.