The Montreal Alouettes are hoping Mike Sherman can lead them back to respectability.
The 63 year old. who was the former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, was announced as the CFL team’s head coach on Wednesday.
“We went through a thorough selection process, but from the beginning, we knew that Mike was the man for the job. We liked his vision of the team and his expectations,” Als GM KavisReed said. “He has experience as a head coach at the professional level and he will know how to motivate his players and push them to perform to their full potential.”
Sherman spent six years as the head coach of the Packers finishing with a 57-39 record while leading the team to three division titles, four playoff appearances, and two NFC Divisional Round games. He was fired after the team posted a 4-12 record in 2005.
“My goal is to bring passion and accountability that our fans will see when the team plays this season. We need to give Montrealers a competitive team that strives to be at a championship level in everything we do as a team and as an organization. I am looking forward to talking to the players and hear their thoughts about this upcoming season,” Sherman said in a team release. “I have heard some great things about the Canadian Football League and I know that the fans in Montreal are passionate and we will give them a competitive team on the field.
Sherman also worked in the NCAA, most notably as head coach of Texas A&M from 2008-2011.
Sherman, who was also the head coach of Texas A&M University from 2008-2011, resigned in May from coaching a high school team in Massachusetts after two seasons with a record of 4-18.
He inherits a team that was a CFL-worst 3-15 in 2017 and missed the playoffs for a third straight year.