DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR AND DEFENSIVE BACK COACH
Thorpe returns with the Alouettes for a third time in July 2022 as the Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Back Coach. He began his CFL coaching career with the Montreal in 2002 by winning a Grey Cup, after six years in college with UBC and Simon Fraser University. In 1997 he raised the Vanier Cup with the UBC Thunderbirds.
In the nest, Thorpe led the special teams and the defensive backs from 2002 to 2007. From 2013 to 2017, he was the team’s Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach. Thorpe also served as Defensive backs Coach, Special Teams Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach with Edmonton from 2008 to 2010. He also worked for two years as a Defensive Coordinator with the Ottawa REDBLACKS. He joined Maciocia, with whom he worked in Edmonton in 2010, with the Université de Montréal Carabins in 2011 and 2012, when he was the Special Teams Coordinator. In 2022 he won the championship in the USFL with the Birmingham Stallions.