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Marcel Bellefeuille
Date of birth: ca. 1966
Place of birth: Ottawa, Ontario
Career information
Position(s): HC
Organizations
 As coach:
1995–1997
1998–2000
2001–2002

2003–2005
2006
2007–2008
2008–2011
2012
Ottawa Gee-Gees (Assistant)
Ottawa Gee-Gees (HC)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (RBs & WRs)
Saskatchewan Roughriders (OC)
Montreal Alouettes (RBs and WRs)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (OC)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (HC)
Omaha Nighthawks (OC & WRs)
Career highlights and awards
Honours: *1999 OQIFC Coach of the Year

Marcel Bellefeuille (born ca. 1966[1] in Ottawa, Ontario) is the offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach of the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. Previously he was a Canadian football head coach, most recently for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League.

Coaching careerEdit

University of OttawaEdit

Bellefeuille was hired by the Ottawa Gee-Gees as their assistant head-coach in 1995.[2] He spent the next three seasons at the same position before being promoted to head coach in 1998.[2] In 1999, he was named OQIFC Coach of the Year and then, in 2000, he led the Gee-Gees to a Vanier Cup victory.[2]

Saskatchewan RoughridersEdit

After the win in the Vanier Cup, Bellefeuille was hired by the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an assistant.[2] In 2003, he was named the offensive coordinator.[2] In three seasons he helped the Roughriders running backs total 7,000 rushing yards.[2]

Montreal AlouettesEdit

After leaving Saskatchewan, Bellefeuille joined the Montreal Alouettes in 2006 as their running backs and wide receivers coach.[2] In 2007 he was promoted to Offensive Coordinator and running backs coach. In his 1st season in Montreal, he helped Robert Edwards lead the CFL in touchdowns with 17.[2] Bellefeuille also helped the Alouettes be the only team with two 1,000 yard receivers in Kerry Watkins and Ben Cahoon.[2]

Hamilton Tiger-CatsEdit

In 2008, Bellefeuille was hired by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats to be their offensive coordinator and Quarterbacks coach.[2] In September 2008, following Charlie Taaffe's firing, he was named the interim head coach.[3] On October 27, he was officially named Taaffe's replacement.[4] His record as the Ti-Cats interim coach was 1-7-0. On January 15, 2009, Bellefeuille completed his staff shake-up by hiring Greg Marshall as his defensive coordinator and Mike Gibson as his offensive coordinator.[5] Before the Tiger-Cats final 2009 preseason game against the Toronto Argonauts, Bellefeuille said that, "The only thing we know for certain as a coaching staff and as an organization is that Nick Setta will be our kicker."[6]

CFL coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
WonLostTiesWin %Finish Won Lost Result
HAM2008 170.1254th in East Division Missed Playoffs
HAM2009 990.5002nd in East Division 0 1 Lost East Semi-Final
HAM2010 990.5002nd in East Division 0 1 Lost East Semi-Final
HAM2011 8100.4443rd in East Division 1 1 Lost East Final
Total 27350.4350 East Division
Championships
130 Grey Cups

Omaha NighthawksEdit

Bellefeuille's position with the Tiger-Cats ended following the 2011 season. Prior to the 2012 UFL season, Bellefeuille was announced as Offensive Coordinator and wide receviers coach for the United Football League's Omaha Nighthawks. Like Bellefeuille, Omaha head coach Bart Andrus is also a former CFL head coach, having coached the Toronto Argonauts in 2009.[7]

PersonalEdit

Bellefeuille was born in Ottawa, attended Ridgemont High School, and played both running back and defensive back with the Ottawa Gee-Gees.[8] He now lives with his wife Julie and their four children in Hamilton, Ontario.[2]

ReferencesEdit