Running Back Coach and Assistant Head Coach
Bolduc enters his 19th season of coaching, his seventh with the Alouettes, this time adding the Assistant Head Coach title to his role as Running Back Coach. Under his guidance in 2019, the Alouettes gained 2,236 rushing yards, good for second place in the league. The team averaged 5.7 yards per carry and scored 21 rushing touchdowns, the second highest total in the CFL. This same season, Bolduc guided William Stanback who reached the 1,000 rushing yards plateau, as he finished the season with 1,048 rushing yards on 170 carries (6.17 yards per carry), while crossing the goal line five times.
The former Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or Head Coach returned to the Alouettes and to professional football as an Offensive Assistant Coach in 2014. He held several titles since, from Assistant Offensive Coordinator, to Receiver Coach, as well as Special Teams Assistant Coach.
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 University of Sherbrooke 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.
The Alma, QC native enjoyed a productive CFL career playing for 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 the special teams captain in 1999 and in 2000.
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.
He is a father of four, Thomas, Raphaël as well as the twins Justine and Elizabeth. Thomas is currently playing for the Université Laval Rouge et Or as a quarterback, while Raphaël is a receiver for Champlain-Lennoxville College Cougars.