Greg Quick steps down as CFL Director of Global Scouting to coach with Montreal Alouettes

Greg Quick, who has been the Director of Global Scouting for the Canadian Football League for the past two years, and as such has spearheaded the hunt for players all over the world, has stepped down to accept a coaching position with the Montreal Alouettes.

This will be Quick’s third stint with the Alouettes. He coached  the linebackers in Montreal in 2014, as well as in 2016-2017. He also served as defensive coordinator for the Saskatchewan Roughriders (2015) and coached linebackers for the Toronto Argonauts (2010-2012 and 2018).

The 64-year-old native of Plainsville, Ohio, has been a pioneer on the international scene over the past two years and in fact was ideally suited for the role of finding the best players from throughout the globe to play in the CFL.

Quick has over 39 years of experience in finding, recruiting and coaching top player talent for the CFL and NCAA. Apart from the three CFL teams he has coached with, he has also worked at several NCAA Division I, II and III universities in various roles, including athletic director, head coach, defensive coordinator, offensive coordinator and linebackers coach.

Over the past 18 months, either in person or on film, he and the crew have assessed the talents of players all the way from Angola, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria Sierre Leone and South Africa in Africa to Australia,  from the Bahamas, Jamaica, Panama, Japan, Brazil and China, to European nations such as Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the Ukraine.

At this point, the CFL has not announced a replacement as Director of Global Scouting.

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