André Bolduc – Running Backs Coach
Running Backs Coach
2017 –Bolduc, a former Head Coach with the Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or for five seasons from 2007 to 2011, returned to the Alouettes and to professional football as the offensive assistant in 2014. In 2017, he enters his 16th season as a football coach after having played the sport for 20 seasons.
Last season, he assisted Special Teams Coordinator Kavis Reed while completing the season as the Receivers Coach, where he saw veteran Nik Lewis earn an East Division All-Star nomination, following an outstanding season. Lewis finished first on the team with 102 receptions and 1,136 receiving yards, good for eighth best in the CFL. 621 of Lewis’ total receiving yards came after making catches, which was the second highest total in the CFL. He also finished tied for first with 40 second-down catches that he converted into first downs.
In 2015, he was both the Offensive Assistant and Receiver’s Coach, where he was working with former teammate Anthony Calvillo. Bolduc was himself a slotback in the CFL for six seasons, from 1996 to 2001.
The Alma, Québec native enjoyed a productive CFL career from 1996 to 2001, playing with the Ottawa Rough Riders and Edmonton Eskimos. However, it was during his four seasons in Montreal that Bolduc excelled and played his best football. As a member of the Alouettes from 1998 to 2001, Bolduc emerged as a leader and was named a special teams captain in 1999 and in 2000.
Following his playing career, he was named offensive coordinator of the Université de Montréal Carabins. He then embarked on a successful coaching career at Collège Montmorency, turning a fledgling football program into a top RSEQ contender. He led the team to its first Bol d’Or in 2005 before taking the reins of the Vert et Or in 2007. In 2010, he led the team to its first playoff victory and a first Dunsmore Cup game. The following season, he received coach of the year award in the Quebec Conference after the Vert et Or completed the season with a 7-2 record.
He played his college football with the Concordia University Stingers from 1992 to 1995, helping them to win the Dunsmore Cup in 1993 and earning all-star honours in his two final seasons. Previously he played for the Victoriaville Vulkins at the Cégep AA level, helping the team win the Bol d’Or twice. With the Alouettes, he has rekindled with Nicolas Boulay, Samuel Giguère, Jean-Christophe Beaulieu, three of his former protégés with the Vert et Or.
He is the father of four, Thomas, Raphaël as well as the twins Justine and Elizabeth.