Gerry McGrath took over the reins of the Concordia Stingers in the 2000 football season after serving as offensive co-ordinator for eight seasons.
McGrath, a kicker, played in the CFL from 1980-86 with the Montreal Alouettes and Concordes, Toronto, Ottawa and Saskatchewan. All the while the Montreal native proved to be an ardent student of the game. He kept in-depth notes and files on football strategies for more than 20 years.
He is regarded as an offensive genius, especially when it comes to the passing game. His innovations as a coach at the junior and semi-professional levels have heavily influenced the game in the province of Quebec. He is very adept at developing a pro style offence and preparing receivers to play at the professional level.
Receivers who went on to the CFL include Cory Watson, Liam Mahoney, Sylvain Girard, Denis Montana and André Bolduc. Girard and Montana attended NFL camps before signing in the CFL.
Currently three of McGrath's kickers/punters are in the CFL - Burke Dales in Edmonton, Mike Renaud in Winnipeg and Rene Paredes in Calgary. Dales was invited to a NFL camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers upon his university graduation. Many professional kickers seek McGrath out and train with him in the off-season.
McGrath is in 14th year as head football coach.
Bryan Chiu, o-line, assistant offensive co-ordinator
Luc Pelland, defensive co-ordinator
Shawn Mayne, special teams co-ordinator
Peter Regimbald, tight end coach
Jeff Willett, quarterback coach
Sterve Lubin, receiver coach
Farell Duclair, running back coach
Matt Desbiens, linebacker coach
Paul Spencer, graduate assistant, film
Primo Capriolo-Morris, graduate assistant