The Montreal Alouettes announced Wednesday that Mike Sherman became the 24 th head coach in the history of the Montreal Alouettes . The 63-year-old coach has nearly 40 years of experience as a high school, university and professional coach. Sherman was head coach of the Green Bay Packers in the NFL from 2000 to 2005. From 2001 to 2004, he was also the general manager of the team, accumulating a record of 57-39 in six seasons at the helm of the organization. During this period, the Packers won three division titles in 2002, 2003 and 2004. In six campaigns, he led the Packers
to five victorious seasons. His record of 53-27 at Green Bay from 2000 to 2004, ranks second in the Packers history with a winning percentage of .663.
" We went through a rigorous selection process, but from the start we knew that Mike was the man of the game. We liked his vision of the team and his expectations , "said Kavis Reed , Alouettes' Executive Director. He has experience as a professional head coach and will know how to motivate his players to push them to perform to their full potential. "
The Northberg, Massachusetts-based coach of the attack led the Packers to concession records for rushing yards (2558) in 2003 and pass (4449) in 2004. Under his command in 2003, Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre led the NFL with 32 touchdowns. The Packers also overshadowed a team record with 2558 yards rushing. The team also scored 442 points, which was the fourth best total in the rich history of one of the most legendary sporting franchises in the world of sport.
It was his second time with the Packers , when he started his career in the NFL in 1997 as a coach of the offensive line and tight ends. After two seasons, he followed head coach Mike Holmgrem in Seattle where he was named coordinator of the Seahawks attack before returning to Green Bay.
" It's an honor for me to be named head coach for the Montreal Alouettes . I really enjoyed my discussions with the owners and senior management. Through these discussions, I felt a common front when it comes to the Alouettes de Montéal, "said Sherman .
" My goal is to bring passion and a sense of responsibility to the organization that our fans will be able to see when the team plays this season. We need to give Montrealers training that acts as a champion team in everything they do as an organization. I can not wait to talk to the players to see how they see the next season, "added the new Alouettes coach .
After his second stop at Green Bay, Sherman joined the Houston Texans as assistant head coach and attack coordinator for two seasons in 2006 and 2007, before being named head coach of Aggies from the University of Texas A & M in the NCAA in 2008. He led the team to three Bowls games and led quarterback Ryan Tannehill. After four seasons in Texas, he returned to the NFL, this time with the Miami Dolphins as attack coordinator for two years.
Until May 2017, he ran the Warriors at Nauset Regional High School near his home in Masschusetts. Last October, Sherman agreed to work on the start of the Your Call Football (YCF) project. He will continue to work on it while looking at the opportunities this program presents for the Alouettes organization .
(Montreal Alouettes Football Club)